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Most parents think their children are the best thing to have ever happened to the human race. Possibly because there’s seemingly nothing more awe inspiring than watching a living thing with a bit of you in it managing to land a poo in a plastic bowl or stick a toy car up their bottom. Luckily most parents aren’t interviewed about how unbelievably time and space rippingly fantastic their kids are, if for no other reason than to preserve the sanity of anyone outside their immediate family and possibly the species as a whole.
Sadly that still leaves celebrities, and even likeable (albeit quite, quite mad) famous people like Will Smith can make you want to pour molten steel down their throats if ever they start talking about how amazing the goo that came out of their balls one night turned out to be. The following excerpts from an interview he and his son Jaden recently gave to Vulture do pretty much exactly that. It’s a bit long, but worth it…
ON BEING A LOT SMARTER THAN MOST OF THE PLANET
I’ve read that you believe life can be understood through patterns.
Will: I’m a student of patterns. At heart, I’m a physicist. I look at everything in my life as trying to find the single equation, the theory of everything.
Do you think there is a single theory to everything?
Jaden: There’s definitely a theory to everything.
Will: When you find things that are tried and true for millennia, you can bet that it’s going to happen tomorrow.
Jaden: The sun coming up?
Will: The sun coming up, but even a little more. Like for Best Actor Oscars. Almost 90 percent of the time, it’s mental illness and historical figures, right? So, you can be pretty certain of that if you want to win—as a man; it’s very different for women. The patterns are all over the place, but for whatever reason, it’s really difficult to find the patterns in Best Actress.
Do you see patterns too, Jaden?
Jaden: I think that there is that special equation for everything, but I don’t think our mathematics have evolved enough for us to even—I think there’s, like, a whole new mathematics that we’d have to learn to get that equation.
Will: I agree with that.
Jaden: It’s beyond mathematical. It’s, like, multidimensional mathematical, if you can sort of understand what I’m saying.
ON BEING EXTREMELY TALENTED. EXTREMELY
You and Jaden have acted in two movies together, including After Earth. Are you planning on a third?
Will: If you were a student of the pattern, you’d have to say we’re going to do another one.
Jaden: I definitely would do another one, absolutely. You know, how Johnny Depp and Tim Burton always do movies together, Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio? We’ll have a relationship like that.
Do you think of that as a separate relationship from your father-son relationship?
Jaden: It’s kind of like father and son, except that we’re both going to work together. [Points to his dad.] Like you worked in your family business with your dad. I’m just working in my family business with my dad. Patterns, boom.
ON BEING BEST MATES WITH HIS DAD
In the movie, Jaden, your character calls his dad “Sir.” Is that the dynamic with you guys?
Jaden: In real life, no. It’s like how it is right now.
How is it right now?
Jaden: It’s hard for me to explain because it’s so normal to me. It’s like asking, “So, Jaden, how do you breathe?” He’s, like, really just cool. He lets us have our freedom as long as we can control our freedom.
WILL SMITH IS TOM CRUISE’S BEST FRIEND
I heard that you and Jada were going to write a book together?
Will: It feels like you can’t write books in progress.
Jaden: Give them ten years. They’ll drop a book every year.
You feel like they have a lot to say?
Jaden: Yes, like 900 pages, both of them, so it’ll be like two books a year. He drops his book, she drops her book.
Will: Our kids get an earful around the house just on every topic, every subject.
Jaden: If I’m with my friends, and they’ll be like, “Oh, hey, where’s your dad? Let’s go say hi.” And I’ll be like, “Oh, no. He’s watching hours and hours of TED Talks just … Dude, don’t go in there.” Last time I went in there, he said, “Jaden, so the art of telling stories is an art that you really have to learn. I want you to read Aesop’s Fables.” “Dad, I’ve read Aesop’s Fables three times.” “Honestly, you can’t read it enough.” But when you’re on your way to see a 9:15 movie and it’s nine o’clock, he’s like, “Wait, wait, Jaden, I need to tell you something about life, man.”
YES, WE KNOW HE’S 14, AND YES WE WERE MUCH WORSE WHEN WE WERE THAT AGE, BUT THAT’S WHY WE WEREN’T BEING ASKED FOR OUR OPINION ON ANYTHING BACK THEN. OR NOW, REALLY, COME TO THINK OF IT. FUCK.
On a slightly difefrnet note, rich people really are different, aren’t they?
Incidentally, give the whole interview a go if you’ve got time, it’s worth it…
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