‘Bad Boys’ script was ‘bad’

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MARTIN Lawrence has re­vealed that Bad Boys for Life took so long to make be­cause he and

Will Smith didn’t think the script was good enough.

The 54-year-old ac­tor reprises his role as In­spec­tor Mar­cus Bur­nett in the third film in the

se­ries – which also stars Smith as De­tec­tive Lieu­tenant Mike Lowrey. It comes al­most two decades af­ter the re­lease of the 2003 se­quel – and he re­vealed the de­lay was be­cause the per­form­ers felt the script lacked qual­ity.

He told GQ: “The script wasn’t right. And Will, to his credit, re­fused to do the movie un­til the script was right. It wouldn’t have been a good movie. We didn’t want that.

“We wanted to do a se­quel where peo­ple would go ‘Oh, man, that’s what I’m talk­ing about. It just gets bet­ter’.”

The star felt frus­trated at be­ing un­able to give fans an an­swer as to when the film would be re­leased un­til now.

Lawrence ex­plained: “I don’t re­ally dwell on that now. But I mean, prob­a­bly at that time, I was like, ‘Oh, man’. Peo­ple were ask­ing me, and I had no an­swer for them.

“I was ask­ing my­self that ques­tion. I was ask­ing other peo­ple, ‘When are we go­ing to do it?’ I was ask­ing (pro­ducer) Jerry Bruck­heimer, ‘When are we go­ing to do this movie?’”

He also re­vealed that a back in­jury pre­vented him from get­ting into shape for the film, al­though he in­sisted he has “no ex­cuses”.

He said: “If you see it, I’m a lit­tle heav­ier in the movie, so you know, it’s true. I wanted to be in shape enough to get through it and be able to de­liver.

“I have no ex­cuses, but I had hurt my back in a New Year’s Eve show right be­fore we did

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