Will Smith returns to iconic character

Will Smith is reviving one of his most popular characters for a new picture-book.

He’s signed a three-book deal to publish The Fresh Princess.

According to EW, the book follows Destiny, a cool, energetic, and strong-willed girl who approaches every day with her own signature style — that is, until she moves to a brand-new neighborhood, where nothing looks quite the same as it did at her old house.

Even with new challenges and new friends to make, Destiny always has a plan. She’ll stop at nothing to find the perfect chance to jump in and bring the fun to any situation.

“I couldn’t be more excited that the character I played for so long could inspire such a fun and empowering book for kids everywhere,” Will Smith said in a statement.
“I know all of my children would have loved Fresh Princess growing up, and being a father who raised a strong daughter I know how important it is to see that type of strength depicted in stories. It’s what Jada and I have always championed and shown our kids throughout their lives. I’m down to follow Destiny through her growth and adventures just as I had experienced the journey of the young ‘Will Smith’ as he danced, laughed, made mistakes, and created memorable moments on his road to becoming the Fresh Prince.”
The book is due to be released in April.
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