Will Smith, accompanied by his son Jaden have been promoting their upcoming movie After Earth for the past couple of weeks now.
During a recent joint interview with Will & Jaden Smith, the interviewer for Vulture, decides to question Jaden about his relationship with Kylie Jenner, (the Kardasian sister) — considering the fact the two have been spending a lot of time together.
Anyway, the interviewer asks Jaden if their family saw themselves as the Kardashians who “have treated their fame as the family business.” I guess Will felt like the interviewer jumped out the window with this one, because before his son could even answer, Will states:
“For our family, the entire structure of our life, our home, our business relationships—the entire purpose is for everyone to be able to create in a way that makes them happy,’ he explained to Vulture magazine.
Will Smith insisted that his family is TOTALLY different.
‘Fame is almost an inconsequential by-product of what we’re really trying to accomplish,’ said Will.
‘We are trying to put great things into the world, we’re trying to have fun, and we’re trying to become the greatest versions of ourselves in the process of doing things we love.
‘So the idea of fame or exploitation or orchestrating the media is sometimes even less than desirable for us.’
Despite Jaden’s success as an actor, and his sister Willow’s singing career, Will insited the family didn’t seek out fame.
‘It may seem like we have pushed our kids into the business, but that is absolutely insane,’ he said. ‘I would never, ever, push somebody to have their face on a poster that’s going be everywhere in the world.
‘He is making a choice from the informed.’
Will said he likes being able to help Jaden’s career.
‘I have relationships with some of the biggest filmmakers and actors and producers on Earth. So I can be a huge help.’
Will also explained that Willow, the ‘whip my hair’ sensation, –made her own choice to take a break from music and just be a kid.
‘Willow chose singing and then un-chose it. She said, “Daddy, I want to go to school with my friends during the week, and I want to hang out with them on the weekends.”
‘At the peak of “Whip My Hair,” she’s like, “Daddy, I’m done.” I was like, “Wow, wow, wow. No, baby, I got Annie [the upcoming movie remake, co-produced by Jay-Z], you know. It’ll be New York, you’ll be with Beyoncé. You can bring your friends.”
‘And she said, “Daddy, I got a better idea. How about I just be 12?” At the end of the day, it has to be their choice.’