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Will Smith’s tricked-out trailer gets the boot


Will Smith’s idea of a mobile home. (Mary Altaffer/AP)

Will Smith had been rocking a 1,150-square-foot, double-decker trailer on the set of “Men in Black III” in New York.

But now it’s been removed because of complaints from residents and business owners in the Soho neighborhood where production is underway. What, don’t they realize that a star as big as Smith needs to relax between scenes in a 53-foot-long mobile residence with marble floors and a movie room with a 100-inch screen?

The New York Post first acknowledged the trailer’s presence, and the Associated Press is now reporting that Columbia Pictures removed the luxury apartment on wheels.

“This trailer has been used many times in this city by different studios on various movies over the years, and while its use has never been an issue before, we regret any inconvenience it may have caused,” a studio spokesman told the AP.

So in summary, New Yorkers said to Will Smith: “Take that trailer home to Bel Air!”

And Will Smith responded with, “There’s no need to argue, the people in Soho just don’t understand.”

P.S. I realize the trailer may be unseemly, but the New York Post also noted that the thing could double its height in 30 seconds, with the press of a button. And I kind of want to see that happen because I have a feeling it might be cooler than all two hours-plus of “Transformers: Dark of the Moon.”

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