Justin Bieber’s entrance at the After Earth premiere in New York City last night was more mad dash than red carpet catwalk, but the event wasn’t about him.
The 19-year-old came out to support his ‘bro’ Jaden Smith who stars in the film with his father, Will.
Wearing black harem pants and a huge gold chain, the “Boyfriend” singer turned up at the very last minute to make sure the press attention remained firmly on the Smith clan who were out in full force.
Will, his wife and producer of the movie, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Jaden and Willow, smiled up a storm as they chatted to star guests and press outside.
The I Am Legend star — looking dapper in a red suit while Jaden wore white — joked to Access Hollywood about passing on his famously large ears to his 14-year-old son.
The duo were at ease on the carpet having trotted around the globe for various international premieres in support of the movie.
Jada brought the summer in a floral Blumarine dress with Azzedine Alaïa Suede and Stingray Sandals, while a statuesque Willow chose a black and white shirt-pant outfit for the occasion.
Stars and big names included After Earth director M. Night Shyamalan, who is probably best known for Sixth Sense and definitely best not remembered for The Last Airbender.
Jaden’s girlfriend Kendall Jenner of the Kardashian clan was also in the house, as were Bruce Willis and his wife Emma Hemming. 50 Cent was also rooting for the Smith family, along with Stephen Baldwin and his daughter Hailey, Vivica A. Fox, and Bad25 director Spike Lee.
After Earth, as one might guess if it stars Will, is a sci-film. Nutshelled, the plot arcs a post-catastrophe scenario set 100o years into the future. Will and Jaden, who play father and son in the film, are shipwrecked on a long evacuated Earth after leaving humanity’s new home, Nova Prime.
An injured Will (Cypher Raige) has to show his son Kitai (Jaden) how to master the quality of fear, in order to mask their presence from devouring creatures — the blind Ursa who now roam Earth and can detect humans when they emit fear through pheromones.
Reviews for After Earth have been less than stellar, but audiences up for a non-taxing sci-fi romp and a dose of ‘big Will’ may just love it.
The film co-stars British actress Sophie Okonedo and Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet’s daughter, Zoe Isabella Kravitz.
For a full gallery of the premiere visit here.