Berlin went totally crazy this weekend. No less than Will Smith, Alan Menken, Naomi Scott, Mena Massoud and, last but not least, Guy Ritchie visited the town. The mission was to promote Walt Disney’s remake of Aladdin.
The charming guys answered many questions during the press conference in the morning. What you will see on the big screen, we saw in the Ritz-Carlton Berlin: an amazing team spirit. It seemed that the actors like – no, much more love – each other.
PRESS CONFERENCE WITH WILL SMITH
We joined many press conferences, but seldom we saw such a spirit and connection between the artists. All of them where so charming, funny, smart and simple adorable.
ALADDIN – THE SCORE BY OSCAR WINNER ALAN MENKEN
Alan Menken touched us with his huge heart. He explained what he had in mind and, in addition, what he felt when he created the score.
NAOMI SCOTT & MENA MASSOUD
Naomi and Mena talked about the first moment, when they met Will Smith. Furthermore, they talked about the responsibility with respect to their important roles.
WILL SMITH FOR PRESIDENT
Will Smith was so funny. He entertained the complete press entourage. With reference to his political activities, a reporter asked him if he could imagine replacing Donald Trump in the future. Will smiled and answered: “I think I prefer my day job as an entertainer. I would like to play Obama in a movie before actually running for the president.
THE DEEPER MEANING
Aladdin deals with the beauty of the orient, it’s places and – most of all – its people. After years of terror, the film could build bridges. It could be open the mind of so many people. Furthermore, it could be a reason for understanding, fraternization and finally peace on earth.
The complete press conference as well as all information about Walt Disney’s Aladdin you will find here very soon.
© Photos: Disney 2019, Hanna Boussouar & Silke Reents