We all know and love Will Smith since his days on the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and even more since he has grown into the confident and brilliant actor we know him as today. He admitted to Vanity Fair that he almost passed on the role of the "Genie" and boy are we sure glad he didn't! Are you excited to check out the new Aladdin movie?! It hits theatres today! Check out the video above for the full story...

Will, Jada Pinkett, Willow and Trey Smith on the red carpet for Aladdin

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