Will Smith’s home-schooled children, Jaden, 16, and Willow, 14, gave an interview last month to The New York Times Style magazine, T. Maybe they shouldn’t have.
Instead of just sounding entitled as you might expect from the offspring of one of Hollywood’s most powerful couples, the teens uttered disjointed and sometimes truly bizarre statements, perhaps worthy of their Scientologist parents, but certainly a little disconcerting to the mere mortals who read the article.
Of course, the kids are already successful, with a joint net worth of about $12 million. Jaden, like his ‘Men in Black’ father and actress mother, Jada Pinkett Smith, has been in a number of films including ‘The Karate Kid’ and ‘The Pursuit of Happyness,’ while his sister’s debut single ‘Whip My Hair’ went platinum two years ago.
Still, maybe they shouldn’t give interviews to promote upcoming albums. Just one example of how difficult it could be to follow came when they were discussing time:
WILLOW: I mean, time for me, I can make it go slow or fast, however I please, and that’s how I know it doesn’t exist.
JADEN: It’s proven that how time moves for you depends on where you are in the universe. It’s relative to beings and other places. But on the level of being here on earth, if you are aware in a moment, one second can last a year. And if you are unaware, your whole childhood, your whole life can pass by in six seconds. But it’s also such a thing that you can get lost in.
WILLOW: Because living.
JADEN: Right, because you have to live. There’s a theoretical physicist inside all of our minds, and you can talk and talk, but it’s living.
Don’t worry about the Smiths, though. The kids, whose parents are worth some $220 million, just don’t care what you think. As Jaden said: “Willow just dropped a song (‘Cares’), let me quote the lyrics: ‘I do not care what people say.’ We both don’t really care.”
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