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Remember Will Smith’s obscenely large movie trailer, currently clogging up the street in SoHo? After many complaints from neighbors, the city has ordered the crew of Men in Black III to move the unholy object to a private lot. Maybe Smith will have to resort to using his five-bedroom, 6.5 bathroom, $25,000 a month apartment on nearby Bond Street instead.
A rep for Sony said, “We appreciate the opportunity to film in New York, which has been the home of all three Men In Black productions. This trailer has been used many times in this city by different studios on various movies over the years, and while its use has never been an issue before, we regret any inconvenience it may have caused.” New Yorkers 1, Hollywood douches 0.
The AP has a video of people’s reactions on the street in SoHo. They pretty much chose the least well-spoken people they could find and got them on camera. My favorites are the blond girl — “It’s big. It’s awesome. I mean, it’s Will Smith” — and the lady in kooky glasses at the end: “It’s Will Smith, and he has a gym, supposedly? Ridiculous. Just ridiculous. Who the fuck is he?”
How big does a trailer need to be? For Will Smith, only the most massive of trailers will do. His double-decker trailer for Men in Black III (ugh), filming right now in SoHo, is 1,150 square feet and rents for $9,000 a month. Its nickname is “The Heat,” and it has a lounge, a movie room, marble floors, a bedroom with an all-granite bathroom, and offices for his staff. It’s 53 feet long and weighs 30 tons. What’s funny about this is that Smith already has a $25,000 a month apartment on Bond Street, which is basically in the same neighborhood. Anyway, the residents of SoHo are pissed.
Or, as the Post puts it, “Neighbors say it seems like the only expense Smith spared was their comfort — with many saying they hope an alien invasion will zap it to smithereens.” Ha. People are complaining that the thing smells of gasoline, that it’s killing their businesses, that it’s just generally ugly and gaudy and over-the-top — and it certainly is all of those things! Apparently, “with the push of a button,” it can double its height in 30 seconds. There’s space in the upstairs section for up to 30 people to meet. The kitchen is full-service and has arched windows and “matched-grain Italian cherrywood cabinetry.”
Just when you thought things couldn’t get douchier, it turns out that Smith also has an adjacent 55-foot-long trailer containing his personal gym.
I thought celebrities weren’t doing this kind of thing anymore. Didn’t these ostentatious displays of wealth become unfashionable, or was that just a fleeting thing? Anyway –our sympathies to the afflicted SoHo residents. Although, they can afford to live in SoHo, so life can’t be all bad.