Will Smith and his son, jaden Smith, gave an interview to Vulture on Sunday to promote their new movie, After Earth. Interviewer Claire Hoffman brought up the rumors that Jaden is dating Kylie Jenner, which the Smiths quickly dodged.
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Hoffman mentioned how the Kim Kardashian and the Kardashian family have treated fame as a family business and asked if the two see themselves in a similar or different light. Here is how Smith replied:
"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. Fame is almost an inconsequential by-product of what we're really trying to accomplish. 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."
Hoffman then asked Will Smith, who some feel exploits his children in the public eye, if Jaden could have been a dentist. He answered:
"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."