Will Smith Wishes “Bad Boys” Costar Martin Lawrence a Happy 59th Birthday: 'My Ride or Die'

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence's 'Bad Boys: Ride Or Die,' the series' fourth film, releases on June 7

<p>Kevin Winter/Getty</p> Will Smith and Martin Lawrence on Jan. 14, 2020

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Will Smith and Martin Lawrence on Jan. 14, 2020

Will Smith is wishing his onscreen and real-life pal Martin Lawrence a happy birthday.

As Lawrence turned 59 on April 16, Smith, 55, shared three photos of the pair posing together over the years to Instagram and an amusing video of the two on MTV in 1994. One throwback photo showed Smith holding a cigar in his mouth as he and Lawrence showed their firsts to the camera; the video at the end of the carousel shows the pair joking around behind the scenes on the set of the original Bad Boys movie.

In the clip, Lawrence approaches Smith while he appears to be conducting an interview as his police detective character Mike Lowrey and jokingly insists he needs help after being attacked.

"Happy Bday to my Ride or Die @martinlawrence!" Smith wrote in a caption to his post. "Me and Marty Mar are ‘bout to get on a plane and run up on y’all for @badboys, BE READY!!"

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<p>Romain Maurice/Getty</p> Martin Lawrence and Will Smith on Feb. 28, 2024

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Martin Lawrence and Will Smith on Feb. 28, 2024

The upcoming Bad Boys movie will mark the fourth film Smith and Lawrence have costarred in together dating back to 1995's original, directed by Michael Bay. The series revolves around the adventures of two Miami police detectives Lowrey (Smith) and Marcus Bennett (Lawrence). A synopsis for the upcoming film states that the two "are back with their iconic mix of edge-of-your seat action and outrageous comedy but this time with a twist: Miami's finest are now on the run."

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The pair originally announced they were making a fourth Bad Boys movie back in January 2023. Smith shared that the movie wrapped filming in an Instagram post on March 4. He additionally posted a number of pictures of him and Lawrence posing together on the movie's set with rapper Fat Joe, among other photos, later on March 6.

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Rachel Murray/Getty Martin Lawrence and Will Smith
Rachel Murray/Getty Martin Lawrence and Will Smith

Alexander LudwigVanessa HudgensEric DaneTasha SmithIoan Gruffudd, Paola Nuñez, Jacob Scipio, Melanie Liburd, Tiffany Haddish and Joe Pantoliano costar with Smith and Lawrence in the next Bad Boys entry. Filmmakers Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah co-directed the film after previously directing 2020's Bad Boys For Life.

Bad Boys: Ride or Die is in theaters June 7.

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