JADEN SMITH IS THE KARATE KID

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Impressive! For the past few months, Jaden Smith,11, has been training for his first leading role in a major film.

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“I trained every day for four months with Master Wu [the film’s fight coordinator],” Jaden, 11, tells People as he takes on his first leading role as an American boy named Dre Parker who moves to China. “We did a lot of stretching.”

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Jaden’s martial arts master in the film will be played by actor Jackie Chan.

Jaden: “Jackie taught me to ask, ‘My left or camera left?'” said Jaden on learning the important directions of acting in front of the movie camera. “That helped.”

Jackie Chan: “Jaden had a lot of respect for me as his teacher, even off the set.”  “He is professional as many adult actors who have been in the business for years.”

“His dad told me that Jaden had changed,”  added Chan. “When he takes his shoes off, he doesn’t throw them in the corner, but puts them away neatly!”

The remake of the Karate Kid will come out on June 11, 2010.

Actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith must be proud of their little boy.

Photos:Columbia Pictures

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