Jackie Chan thinks his ‘The Karate Kid’ co-star Jaden Smith has what it takes to be the next great martial artist.
The Rush Hour star sent an expert from his own personal stunt team to train Will Smith”s son, Jaden, for three months before the movie started shooting last year.
And Chan was extremely impressed when he started working with the 11-year-old-boy himself.
“After the movie, I told Will, ‘Don”t waste his talent; he’s just so good,’” the Daily Express quoted him as saying.
“He’s (Jaden) still training every day,” he added.
Chan also admitted that Will Smith, who is the producer of the hit new film, always wanted to turn his son Jaden, into a martial arts star.
He said, “In the movie, there”s no special effects… He did all his own stunts. I do have a stunt double, but Will, his father, (said), ”No, let him do it. Send his mom away.”
“We were doing the splits and he was crying; his mom turned round, go away.
“He”s gonna be a big action star for the future – five years later (sic),” he added.