WILL SMITH He Didn’t Push His Kids Into Showbiz

'After Earth' photo call

Will Smith is one of the biggest movie stars on the planet, and it seems like he’s ready to prepare his kids to be the same.  Will and his son Jaden are set to star in the upcoming sci fi flick After Earth and the two of them sat down with New York Magazine to talk about living in the limelight and whether the kids of two really famous people could grow up to be anything other than actors;

Do you think Jaden could have been a dentist?
 It may seem like we have pushed our kids into the business, but that is absolutely insane. 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. It’s less scary to me than if he wanted to be a dentist in that I couldn’t help with what he’d chosen. I have relationships with some of the biggest filmmakers and actors and producers on Earth. So I can be a huge help. 

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.

The entire article is really quite interesting. You can click over to Vulture and read the entire thing. I think it’s really interesting.  I don’t necessarily agree with everything he says but it definitely is interesting to read!


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