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Movie star Will Smith visited an assembly of 900 girls at St. Martin in the Fields High School for Girls in south London yesterday to give advice on how to live a respectable lifestyle.
Hollywood Reporter says that Smith was in London to accompany his son Jaden, 14, who opened for Justin Bieber’s ‘Believe’ tour. Meanwhile, Smith took his own tour of “London’s Harlem” on the south side of the capitol. He was escorted by a member of British Parliament, Chuka Umunna, who tweeted: “So...took Will Smith to @electricbrixton, Windrush Sq, @bcaheritage, coffee at @FederationCoffein @BrixtonVillage, finishing at St Martin's Sch.”
At St. Martin’s, Smith walked on stage to a tidal wave of excited screams from the female students. BBC Online shows Smith leading an enthusiastic rendition of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song before starting his motivational speech.
Finally Smith delivered his life lessons. As shown by ITN he spoke very deliberately. “You have got to be very very aggressive about associating with people that are good for your life.” Smith elaborated by saying that hanging out with a person who does “one dumb thing” can ruin the rest of your own life.
After his speech, Smith held an open Q & A session to give the starstruck high schoolers advice on how to break into the entertainment industry. The headmistress of St. Martin called Smith’s visit “truly inspirational” for the girls.