Willow and Jaden Smith Talk Fame and Their Future In New Interview By Pharrell
by Mike Winslow
In the interview, the pair discussed a number of issues, from growing up famous, to their parents being their role models, to their ten-year predictions for the future.
According to the pair, growing up growing up as the famous son and daughter of actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, was not easy.
However, the two siblings, who have been famous since they were born, manage to deal with the pressures of fame and normalizing their lives, since they are “aware.”
“Like, okay, I’m in New York right now. I’m not posting an emoji of a plane on Instagram, like, ‘New York,’” explained Jaden. “I don’t want anyone to know that I’m here in New York. And by the time this comes out, I won’t be. We don’t like people to really know what’s happening with us or what we’re into. The only thing that we want to keep people updated with is that we want to keep the kids that are following us, the kids that are looking up to us updated on what we’re learning and what we’re thinking about life
Check out the full feature with Interview Magazine here and take a look at some highlights below:
On Where they see themselves in 10 years:
WILLOW: I feel that. I see myself in the mountains somewhere in a tent cooking a squirrel.
Pharrell: Who are your biggest inspirations?
WILLOW: My parents. Growing up, all I saw was my parents trying to be the best people they could be, and people coming to them for wisdom, coming to them for guidance, and them not putting themselves on a pedestal, but literally being face-to-face with these people and saying, “I’m no better than you, but the fact that you’re coming to me to reach some sort of enlightenment or to shine a light on some- thing, that makes me feel love and gratitude for you.”
JADEN: I 100 percent agree with Willow on that one. My parents are definitely my biggest role models. And that’s where me and Willow both pull all of our inspiration from to change the world. It all comes from a concept of affecting the world in a positive way and leaving it better than it was than when we came. I feel like that enters into all types of different areas because there are so many different outlets that life has to offer for us. That goes into technology, into music. That goes into science, into spirituality, into education. Where me and Willow come from, a lot of it is trying to make society more efficient, so that kids don’t cry, like, “Why do I have to go to school?” Instead, kids are like, “Yeah! I’m so glad to go to school! I’m a better person than I was yesterday, and I can help people.”