Will Smith meets UK Olympic hopefuls

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Actor Will Smith stretches before meeting some of the Great Britain Olympic team at Ethos gym in London, Wednesday, May 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Jim Ross)

LONDON (AP) — Hollywood star Will Smith took time out of his promotional schedule for "Men in Black III" to try his hand at Olympic sports in London.

Smith met Olympic hopefuls ahead of the U.K. premiere of the film later Wednesday, shooting hoops with team GB Basketball captain Drew Sullivan and taking pointers on the hurdle from Perry Shakes-Drayton, a hopeful for the 400m event.

Triple jumper Yamile Aldama tried to teach Smith, but found that the actor was more inclined to break into dance moves.

Smith praised the athleticism of those he met, confessing that he himself has "never been really athletic."

The athletes who showed their events to Smith will be joining him and his co-stars at the movie premier on London's Leicester Square.