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Jaden Smith opens up about his 'cool' dad

29 MAY 2013

Jaden Smith said that it is difficult to describe his relationship with father Will Smith because it is "as natural as breathing" in an interview with New York Magazine.

Actor and musician Jaden, 14, revealed that he shares a loving relationship with his father on and off screen.

"It's hard for me to explain [our relationship] because it's so normal to me," said Pursuit Of Happyness star Jaden. "It's like asking, 'So, Jaden, how do you breathe?' He’s, like, really just cool."

 

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Will, who joined his superstar son for the chat, revealed that he gets on with his son because he allows him to make his own decisions.

"My mother worked on the school board, so she was very serious about education, and my grandmother was in the church. So there was a huge amount of discipline, and I'm trying to maintain some of the old ideals, minus the ownership."

"We don't own our children, you know. They own themselves," added the actor.

Sharing a dynamic relationship on and off screen, the pair play a doting father and son in new sci-fi thriller After Earth.

Keen to follow in the footsteps of his father, Jaden, who is currently dating Kylie Jenner,is juggling his acting responsibilities alongside his music career.

His latest single, Kite, features vocals from his sister Willow, 12, who achieved stardom with her hit track Whip My Hair in 2010.

 

 

Unlike her brother, it seems Willow doesn’t harbour any A-list ambitions, and happily "unchose" a singing career to hang out with her friends.  

"Willow chose singing and then un-chose it..." said Will.

"At the peak of 'Whip My Hair,' she's like, 'Daddy, I’m done.' I was like, '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 Beyonce. You can bring your friends."

"And she said, 'Daddy, I got a better idea. How about I just be 12?'"

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