Dru Hill Gets Acting Tips From Will Smith, Plans Track With Michael Jackson

Dru Hill has bounced back from the recent departure of vocalist James "Woody" Green to score a double platinum certification for its new album, "Enter the Dru," and is now in the final stretch of dates on a tour with Faith Evans, Total, and Case.

The R&B trio recently took some time out to cut a track with Kool Moe Dee and Will Smith for the soundtrack to Smith's upcoming film, "Wild Wild West." During the sessions, Smith, a veteran of both music and acting, offered some advice to Dru Hill's Sisqo and Nokio, both of whom have acting aspirations themselves.

"The cool thing about being around Will," Nokio explained to the MTV Radio Network, "he told us that, 'the first thing you gotta do is forget that you're Sisqo and Nokio from Dru Hill, 'cause that won't hold weight with anything that you try to do. You gotta start all over again. You gotta go to acting classes. You gotta really take it seriously just like you took your music when you first started.' So that was a real inspiration."

Sisqo says he's already turned down several film roles because he didn't think the timing was right. Meanwhile, the group says it also has plans to record a song with Michael Jackson later this year.

"Wild Wild West" stars Will Smith, Kevin Kline, Salma Hayek, and Kenneth Branagh, and it's due to arrive on the big screen July 2.