In a new interview with New York Magazine’s Vulture, actors Will & Jaden Smith were asked about the similarities between the Smiths and the Kardashians, a question that father Will didn’t like one bit.
The interviewer initially asks Jaden about his rumored relationship with Kim’s little sister Kylie Jenner, mentioning that “the Kardashians have treated their fame as a family business.” Will and Jaden are asked if they see themselves as similar or different. Will started laughing at the question and held up his hand for Jaden not to speak.
“I’m trying to understand,” Jaden responds.
“Don’t,” Will instructs him. “You know, he’s never had to, to deal with those kinds of questions.”“Well, forget the Kardashians,” the interviewer backtracks. “Maybe you could just…”“So how do you think your life is similar or un-similar to people’s names in Calabasas?” Will responds in a “mimicking” voice.“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. 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.”