Will Smith has arrived in New York City -- but not everyone is thrilled by the superstar's presence! The actor is in the Big Apple to film Men in Black III, and he's brought with him a massive two-story trailer that is making some New Yorkers very angry.
The 53-foot-trailer, nicknamed "The Heat," is 1,150 square feet. It includes a lounge with a bar and a movie room with a 100-inch screen. It also has marble floors throughout, a full-service kitchen, a large bedroom, a conference room and a full-size gym.
"This thing is like a duplex," New York resident Myrna Reisman, 62, told the New York Post
. "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."
A rep for Sony Pictures tried to defend the use of Smith's enormous mobile home, despite the fact the actor has rented a five-bedroom, 6.5-bathroom apartment for $25,000 a month less than a mile away.
"We appreciate the opportunity to film in New York, which has been the home of all three Men In Black productions. 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," the rep said. "Film production like ours creates hundreds of jobs and funnels millions of dollars into local businesses and we appreciate the continued support we have received from the community."
But it looks like the complaints of the New Yorkers paid off as of late Wednesday, when a rep for Sony Pictures Entertainment, told People.com
, "the trailer has been relocated to private property."