called the original Karate Kid
to give his young son Jaden
guidance on how to play the role in the forthcoming remake
The Men In Black
star is producing the movie and his 10-year-old son has landed the lead part of Daniel LaRusso.
And Smith is so eager for the youngster to shine in the movie, he called up Ralph Macchio
, who played the role in the first three Karate Kid films in the 1980s, to impart some advice to Jaden.
Macchio tells E! News
, "It was very cool. He called and said, 'Would you mind getting on the phone with my son?' I felt like Yoda to young Skywalker.
"(Jaden was) adorable and completely respectful and excited. I just told him to have fun. That was my advice."
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