That chorus “Bad boys, bad boys/ Whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do/ When they come for you?” from the hit song “Bad Boys,” by the Jamaican reggae band Inner Circle, became the memorable anthem for not one but two pop culture landmarks, including the blockbuster Bad Boys motion picture franchise. It speaks to the films’ attitude, vibe, beat – and to the two global superstars who headline them.
The first Bad Boys film introduced Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, who each had previously headlined a hit television series, to motion picture action-comedy fans. Smith and Lawrence, under the direction of action maestro Michael Bay, electrified audiences with their performances as Miami narcotics detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett. The film’s triumphant reception led to an even more successful second chapter, Bad Boys II (2003). Now, Marcus and Mike are back for one last ride in BAD BOYS FOR LIFE, which is playing now!
This time around, they are joined by ‘bad girls’, Isabel Aretas and Rita, portrayed by Mexican actresses Kate del Castillo and Paola Nuñez, respectively. I had the opportunity to sit down with them, a couple of days ago, to chat about being on set of this famous franchise, the most challenge part, working together, and more.
Check it out the exclusive interview in Spanish below:
More about the film
BAD BOYS FOR LIFE also stars Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Charles Melton, Nicky Jam, and Joe Pantoliano.
Moroccan-born Belgian filmmakers Adil & Bilall direct from a screenplay by Chris Bremner and Peter Craig and Joe Carnahan and a story by Peter Craig and Joe Carnahan. The producers are Jerry Bruckheimer, Will Smith, and Doug Belgrad, with Chad Oman, Barry Waldman, Mike Stenson, and James Lassiter serving as executive producers.
The director of photography is Robrecht Heyvaert, the production designer is Jon Billington, the editors are Peter McNulty and Dan Lebental, ACE, the costume designer is Dayna Pink, and the music is by Lorne Balfe.