In an interview with NY Magazine to promote After Earth, his upcoming action film with son Jaden Smith, Will Smith seemed to take issue with a comparison being drawn between the Smiths and the Kardashians. Though both families are very friendly, with both Willow and Jaden spotted hanging out with the younger siblings of the Kardashian clan, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Will explained that the Smiths don’t seek out fame.
“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,’ explained the Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air star.
‘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.”
So that clearly means we’ll never see the Smiths doing a reality show! But he doesn’t mindthe kids being beasties with the likes of the Kardashian-Jenner clan. And for people who think that Will and Jada are pushing the younger Smiths towards careers in Hollywood…he says that’s not true.
‘It may seem like we have pushed our kids into the business, but that is absolutely insane,’ he said. ‘I would never, ever, push somebody to have their face on a poster that’s going be everywhere in the world.”
You catch Will and Jaden in After Earth when it hits theaters on May 31st.