Girls Trip star Kofi Siriboe may be ready to be America’s next sex symbol, but he’s not ready to face Will Smith just yet. The up-and-coming actor shared some very intimate scenes in the new comedy with Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, and managed to avoid the 48-year-old Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star throughout the filming process.
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“No, I ain’t meet Will Smith,” he told ET’s Kevin Frazier at the premiere of the film on Thursday night. “No, no, no. We didn’t meet while we were filming. I just thought that would be mad awkward. I didn’t have anything to do with it.”
Despite not having come face-to-face with the two-time Oscar nominee, Siriboe still respects his co-star's husband.
“It’s all love. I’m a big fan of everything he stands for,” the 23-year-old actor said. “Him and his family they represent black Hollywood. They're the first family of black Hollywood...of Hollywood in my opinion. It’s all love. It’s all respect.”
And Siriboe, who took over ET’s Instagram Stories on Thursday, is ready to make a name for himself, especially as a sex symbol.
“I’m ready for it man,” he said. “I don’t think God gives you anything you can’t handle. You know, it’s happening. I’m embracing it and I’m just taking everything one day at a time.”
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And how is Kofi’s mom, Koshie Mills, taking his newfound attention?
“Just keep praying,” she quipped to ET.
Girls Trip hits theaters on July 21. For more from the cast, watch the clip below!