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The Amazing Wisdom Will Smith Gave His 'Aladdin' Co-Star Mena Massoud

Will Smith, who’s a certified superstar, plays the genie in Aladdin.

But the actor who stars in the title role, Mena Massoud, is a relative newcomer, especially when it comes to blockbusters.

So Will did passed down some sage wisdom to Mena about how being successful in Hollywood isn’t necessarily about the bright lights and big paychecks.

Mena tells People Will told him to: "Stay true to myself. No matter how your career goes in whichever direction, no matter how big you get or whatever else happens, happiness really comes from within. No matter how much success you get or anything. So stay true to yourself and find that happiness."

Aladdin is out everywhere today.

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