The Karate Kid Comes To London

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The stars of 'The Karate Kid' were in London last night for the movie's UK premiere (15.07.10).

Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith -accompanied by his parents, 'The Karate Kid' producers Will and Jada and sister Willow - walked the red carpet in London's Odeon Cinema in Leicester Square for the special screening of the movie.

Commenting on his training regime, 12-year-old Jaden- who plays the lead role in the action movie - revealed he found the schedule punishing.

Speaking at the premiere, Jaden said: "I was so tired. I was doing push ups, pull ups, sit ups and chin ups five hours a day."

And co-star Jackie Chan praised the young actor's dedication, revealing that he is still training now.

He said: "He is so dedicated, training all the time. He is still training now, I sent over my best boy from my academy and he is working with Jaden."

However, he wasn't quite so excited about the prospect of watching the movie again saying: "I've seen it so many times".

Proud parents Will and Jada Smith revealed their excitement at Jaden's future career prospects.

Jada said: "He has the opportunity to do what he wants now so let's just wait and see."

Will added: "There's nothing better to do with your life than make people happy. This is a great job."

Other stars in attendance at the event included singers Dizzee Rascal and Tinchy Stryder, former 'Hollyoaks' actor Stuart Manning and pregnant ex-'EastEnder' Natalie Cassidy.


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