Published May 11, 2011
Oh, shoot! Will Smith's trailer will have to find a new home.
“To balance the interests of the production and the neighborhood, we have instructed 'Men in Black III' to relocate the trailer to a private lot,” the mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting said this afternoon in a statement.
The move comes after The Post reported in today's editions that Smith's mega-trailer has been parked smack in the middle of SoHo -- even though he's renting a luxury apartment less than a mile away.
Clocking in at 1,150 square feet, the titanic trailer is larger than most two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments in the city. Rent is $9,000 a week.
Smith emerged from the trailer this afternoon to a throng of reporters, but wouldn't say a word about it.
The specially designed ride, nicknamed "The Heat," includes a lounge, a movie room with a 100-inch screen, marble floors throughout, offices for his assistants and writing staff, a large bedroom and all-granite bathroom. It measures about 53 feet long, has 22 wheels and weighs in at around 30 tons.
Neighbors said it seems like the only expense Smith spared was their comfort -- with many saying they hope an alien invasion will zap it to smithereens.
"Its ridiculous! I've lived here 26 years, and I've never seen anything this size," wailed Myrna Reisman, 62, who lives next to where the trailer was parked yesterday at Broome and Greene streets.
"This thing is like a duplex," said Reisman. "How would Will Smith feel if I parked that thing out in front of his house? People forget this is a residential neighborhood, not a film lot -- that thing is taking up half our gasoline reserve."
Other locals who live nearby say Smith should think a bit beyond his superstar needs.
"It looks bigger than my apartment!" said Brigette Moreno, 22, who lives above where the trailer was docked yesterday.
"The smell that comes along with it is disgusting. It's like living in a gas station. I really like Will Smith, but I would be embarrassed if that was my trailer. A little modesty goes a long way."
The movie production arrived on Monday with around 25 trucks -- including a second, 55-foot trailer featuring Smith's full-sized gym.
The gawdy creation is a product of Anderson Mobile Estates. With the push of a button it can double its height in just 30 seconds and sells for just under $2 million.
Inside, it features a full-service kitchen with arched windows, and matched-grain Italian cherrywood cabinetry.
There's even a space for Smith to have his makeup and wardrobe done.
A satellite uplink on the roof can send Smith's movies to and from a 50-inch plasma TV or 37-inch TVs that pop up from cabinets. The trailer also features a 100-inch roll-down movie screen.
Upstairs holds a lounge with a bar, enough office space for 30 people to hold a meeting, and the mobile offices of Smith's assistant and his personal writing staff.
In the same neighborhood, Smith is renting a five-bedroom, 6.5-bathroom apartment for $25,000 a month on Bond Street.