Will Smith dazzles crowds at premiere

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  • Fans braved the cold for Seven Pounds premiere

    Will Smith’s new movie Seven Pounds may have been panned by critics in the US, but that didn’t stop hoards of fans turning up to see him at its London premiere.

    Thousands of people braved the cold to see Will – without his co-star Rosario Dawson – work the crowds at the Leicester Square screening.

    Joining the fans was a host of scantily-clad Brit female stars, including Keisha Buchanan, who looked fab in a skintight dress and funky leather jacket.

    Seven Pounds – directed by Gabriele Muccino – follows the story of Ben Thomas (Smith), who attempts to find redemption after a terrible accident.

    Smith said the film was a different subject matter to his normal projects.

    He told the Daily Mail: ‘I play a guy who has experienced a really bad trauma in his life and what happens is he sets out to find seven people who he’s going to help in order to repent for his sins.

    ‘And then in the process he meets Rosario Dawson’s character and then there’s this fantastic, crazy, Sixth Sense kind of ending.’

    Smith also talked about the upcoming inauguration of Barack Obama, saying he would not perform a rap at the ceremony.

    He laughed: ‘You know I thought about that, but I think I’m going to keep it a little more subdued than that.

    ‘I’m just going to stand there and be an eyewitness to history.’

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