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Will Smith's mega-trailer moved to lot

May 12, 2011 at 6:25 PM   |   Comments

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NEW YORK, May 12 (UPI) -- The 53-foot-long, double-decker trailer Will Smith is using while filming in New York has been moved off the street and into a parking lot, officials said.

Smith is using the luxury trailer -- which has a full-service kitchen, lounge, a movie room with a 100-inch screen, marble floors, offices for Smith's assistants and writing staff, a large bedroom and granite bathroom -- during downtime from making "Men in Black III."

City officials ordered the filmmakers to move the trailer after complaints from residents and business owners in the SoHo neighborhood where the mammoth $2 million trailer was parked, the New York Post reported.

"Why you need a trailer that big -- I didn't know trailers came that big," the newspaper quoted Mayor Michael Bloomberg as saying. "If lots of people showed up with 'em, we'd certainly have to do something."

"Hardworking New Yorkers have a right to wake up in the morning and not find a cruise ship parked out in front of their house," said Public Safety Committee Chair Peter Vallone Jr. "This is New York, not Hollywood. We don't roll that way."

A source close to Smith told the Post the actor "ain't real happy" about the decision.

"It's an inconvenience. Now he is about a mile away from set," the unnamed insider said.

Topics: Will Smith
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