Will Smith and the cast of Men In Black 3 discuss the past & future

[BlackTree TV - Los Angeles] BlackTree TV's own agent J, aka Agent Jamaal Finkley sits down with the other Agent J, Will Smith and the rest of the cast at the Los Angeles press day for the sci fi franchise hit Men In Black 3.

In Men In Blackā„¢ 3, Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) are back... in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K's life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him -- secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K (Josh Brolin) to save his partner, the agency, and the future of humankind.


When Agent J jumps back in time to 1969, he almost immediately comes into contact with the man who will become his partner in 25 or 30 years -- Agent K. The filmmakers turned to Josh Brolin to build on Jones' performance as the older K to interpret and channel the character as a young man.

"You'll hear all the time a producer say, 'Well, if we didn't find this particular actor, we could never have cast the role' -- but that was never more true than with Josh playing this part," says producer Walter F. Parkes. "You can find a picture of Tommy Lee Jones as a lineman for Harvard and compare to a picture of Josh Brolin in Milk, with his hair cut in an early-1970s style. It's amazing -- they're dead ringers for each other. But it's not just about how he looks. He had to deliver Tommy, but he couldn't do an impersonation -- he had to do an interpretation. I think his performance is one of the delights of the movie."

"Will and Tommy are an iconic duo," says Brolin. "It wouldn't work if another actor came in as a third wheel. But when they explained to me the plot of the film and my role -- that J goes back in time to 1969 and I would play the young K -- well, I'm in. I'm in without even thinking about it, because there's a character I want to play."

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Segment Producer/Journalist Jamaal Finkley


Associate Producer Kirsten Johnson

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