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Will Smith: Seeing Kids Succeed is "Perfection"

09/02/2008 at 07:00 AM ET
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That his children Jaden Christopher Syre, 10, and Willow Camille Reign, 7 ½, have decided to pursue careers in acting sits well with actor Will Smith, 39. Because he knows the industry so well, it puts him in a unique position as a parent. Noting that "[Acting is] what we do for a living, so I mean there is nothing in this world that I know more about than making movies," Will adds,

"If my kids wanna do that it’s a perfect opportunity for me to be a successful parent. So for me it’s, it’s almost perfection."   

Jaden and Willow are Will’s children with wife Jada Pinkett Smith. He is also dad to Trey, 15 ½, his son from a previous marriage.

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Seraphina on

I think Will and Jada seem like great parents, but the life of a child star is basically always a key factor in trauma and issues later on in life…I truly hope that having 2 parents in the biz helps out the Smith kids!

laura on

Finally, an actor who doesn’t diss the field of acting!! It bothers me when these rich celebrities are like “oh, I would never want my children to pursue a career where they’d be famous” … because these people are totally rich and adored by many people!

Trina on

Will and Jada are “real” and grounded. Kids like Raven Symone started very young … but because of good parents, they don’t get “caught up” in the Hollywood drama. Some parents “live through” their children and that’s added pressure. Will and Jada are successful and don’t need to ride their kids coattail. That takes the pressure off the kids.

Stephany on

Laura, I completely agree! I really don’t understand how some actors/musicians really diss on their careers, when they’ve been successful at it. I do understand it’s a tough business and nobody wants their child to go through that pain. But still.

I love Will and Jada. They are such a strong couple. I really admire them.

baby changing stations on

Its great to be a celebrity kid.And being the admirers of Will smith i would love his kids taking his path.Great actors of the future will evolve from great actors of present only.

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