HomeHeard it on the ShowWill Is ‘Perfect’ as Aladdin’s Genie: He’s ‘Always Creating Magic’Will Is ‘Perfect’ as Aladdin’s Genie: He’s ‘Always Creating Magic’Wed, July 19, 2017 by Tessa Snyder SHARE NOW Jada Pinkett Smith discusses why she thinks her husband, Will Smith, will be a great Genie in the Disney’s Live Action Aladdin. Jodi shares the story in the Hollywood Outsider at 14:09 and again at 41:32) According to People: Jada Pinkett Smith can’t wait for the world to see how magical her husband Will Smithis. The Girls Trip star, 45, gushed about her partner of over two decades on Wednesday’s episode of the Tonight Show and told host Jimmy Fallon exactly why the role of Genie was a great fit for Will. “You know what, this is perfect for you because you’re always creating magic,” the actress recalled telling her husband, who was in early talks to headline Disney’s live-action Aladdin since April. On Saturday, Walt Disney Studios production president Sean Bailey confirmed at the D23 Expo that “the amazing Genie will be played by the equally amazing Will Smith.” Guy Ritchie is directing the film with newcomers Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott playing Aladdin and Jasmine, respectively. Want to hear more? Listen to Murphy Sam and Jodi: On Demand When you subscribe to the podcast in iTunes or Google Play store, you get exclusive stuff you won’t hear on the show! And while you’re at it… be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram and subscribe to our YouTube channel.