Continuing to promote their upcoming sci-fi flick “After Earth,” Will and Jaden Smith covered the Summer 2013 issue of New York Magazine.
The father-son duo struck a few poses together for the photo shoot before chatting about fame and how it effects their family.
Check out GossipCenter”s recap of Will and Jaden”s interview below. For more, be sure to visit New York Magazine!
On working with Will:
“Well, with the first movie [Pursuit of Happyness], he was teaching me along the way. This is how the camera works. You do several takes. Like, literally everything you need to know about movies. And then, in Karate Kid, he was kind of holding my hand and watching me distill those rules. And then on After Earth, he was like, All right, youre an actor, Im an actor, lets make a movie together. So it was like a collaboration, you know what Im saying”
On keeping up with his kids:
“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 [to] 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.”
On handling the parenting duties:
“It is the excruciating parental pain of having to let your kids go, and you just have to hope that the lessons you”ve instilled will kick in at the right time… We don”t own our children, you know. They are themselves.”