Will Smith and Martin Lawrence on DJ Khaled Going Full Method for 'Bad Boys' Role: 'He Took It Real Serious'

Khaled starred as Manny, a butcher connected to the Miami crime scene, in the third 'Bad Boys' film.

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Will Smith and Martin Lawrence have revealed DJ Khaled came prepared for his role in 2020's Bad Boys for Life.

In an interview on 360 with Speedy, the film veterans reflected on Khaled's all-star appearance in the third flick. The hitmaker starred as Manny, a shady butcher with ties to Miami's crime scene.

According to Smith and Lawrence, Khaled showed a crazy amount of dedication to his role. He didn't just show up on set, he arrived ready to work, even going so far as to engage in Method acting, a technique that involves deep research and staying in character even when the cameras aren't rolling. 

"Khaled was doing full Method acting," Smith said. "He was like in character walking to set and all of that."

Lawrence and Smith also shared their experiences working with Khaled, highlighting his enthusiasm. Lawrence mentioned Khaled's habit of yelling out his lines on set, while Smith praised his commitment to the role, stating that he was a joy to have on set.

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Bad Boys: Ride or Die is set to arrive on June 7. The official trailer was released on Tuesday, and the buddy cop duo is attempting to clear up the name of their deceased Captain Conrad Howard. 

DJ Khaled will be joining Smith and Lawrence once again alongside Vanessa Hudgens, Rhea Seehorn, Alexander Ludwig, Joe Pantoliano, Paola Nuñez, Eric Dane, Ioan Gruffudd, and more. Joyner Lucas is also expected to make an appearance in an undisclosed role. 

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