Will Smith filmed his own action scenes in “Bad Boys: Ride or Die” to keep more money in his pockets.

Production crew and camera people who would normally work on big budget films are reportedly avoiding Will’s projects.

Due to budget constraints, Will and his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith are pinching pennies by having Will film the actions scenes. Will and Jada finance their own projects after he was blacklisted for slapping Chris Rock in 2022.


Viral video that shows Will handling the camera on set is creating a buzz on social media.

As TMZ reports, the video shows the movie star expertly handling a firearm while simultaneously working the camera during a chaotic shootout scene.

The camera is strapped to Will’s waist as he captures himself taking down the bad guys. At one point, he flips the camera around to show his point of view.

Will’s co-star Martin Lawrence was the subject of rumors that he’d suffered a stroke. Viral video showed Will leading Martin onstage at a promotion event for the film.

But Martin cleared the air and dismissed the rumors in a podcast interview.

Directed by Adil & Bilall, the fourth installment in the “Bad Boys” action franchise is set for a June 7 release in theaters.

Smith and Lawrence lead the cast, which includes Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Paola Nuñez, Eric Dane, Ioan Gruffudd, Jacob Scipio, Melanie Liburd, Tasha Smith, Tiffany Haddish, and Joe Pantoliano.

Per the news release, here’s the official synopsis: “This Summer, the world’s favorite Bad Boys are back with their iconic mix of edge-of-your seat action and outrageous comedy but this time with a twist: Miami’s finest are now on the run.”

Watch the trailer below.