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Jaden Says He Was Tricked into Pursuit

Will, Jada and Jaden attended a charity lunch in aid of The Prince's Trust prior to the UK premiere of The Pursuit of Happyness today. The film is still #2 at the box office here in the states, and we're sure it will do just as well overseas. I mean how could anyone resist little Jaden, he is just the cutest! He and Will are just perfect together in the film, even though Jaden recently said he felt somewhat tricked into it by his dear old dad. Here's more:

Jaden said, "It's kinda cool" working with his very famous father, but he admitted, "I thought it was extremely harder than I thought it was gonna be. ... because I thought he tricked me, because I thought it was gonna be a comedy, 'cause he does 'Fresh Prince of Bel Air,' 'Men in Black,' all that stuff that's funny. And then he just comes up with a drama."

"He told me he was a little nervous about cryin'" Will Smith said.

"Were you embarrassed about cryin'? Or what, what was the thing? Or you just didn't feel like it?" Smith asked his son.

"I didn't feel like it," Jaden said. "I didn't feel like it, and like, it's hard. But I just knew I could do it."

"You weren't scared or anything with the cryin'?" Smith wondered. "'Cause like, he really, he really didn't want … to do it, you know. I'm walkin' him around for about 15 minutes after the scene. And I'm sayin', 'It's OK, man. You know, you're a great actor. Relax.' And he goes, 'I wanna make comedies.' "

I guess we know what's up next for Jaden. This kid is sure to have a long career ahead of him. For more pics including Will, Jada, Jaden, Thandie Newton, Joanna Lumley, Dynamo, Adam Gibbs, and Anna Kari just




















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marcps marcps 10 years
Also here is a news item from the same event this interview was at. Marc
marcps marcps 10 years
I was just searching for some press releases of my work and found this page. I made the balloon sculpture of Will Smith for the London Premier back In January. Thanks for all the nice comments. More shots of Will here...
Neural Neural 10 years
I love that interview-- sometimes kids interviews sound so rehearsed and contrived.
Luna13 Luna13 10 years
i wanted to watch this movie now im desperate to see it! all these good reviews! its based on a true story too which makes it even more appealing! Jaden is adorable!!
Kristin2783 Kristin2783 10 years
Yeah he is going to be quite the star when he gets older.
atoxicsparkle atoxicsparkle 10 years
I love Will and his family! So cute!
serena serena 10 years
Some-1-U-Know - you're kidding, right?!
flutterpie flutterpie 10 years
what a cutie, i know he thinks you're fine and stuff but does he know how to wind you up?
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
This was such a great movie.
Kaos814 Kaos814 10 years
Someone obviously hasn't seen the movie.
Some-1-U-Know Some-1-U-Know 10 years
Will Smith is a talentless jackass!
clepiau clepiau 10 years
Jaden is super cute, but that kid is a punk. I've seen him in several interviews recently promoting the movie and I was so disappointed. Will Smith is one of my favorites and he's obviously so proud of Jaden, which is really sweet, but the kid seems more than a little too big for his britches.
snickerdoodle snickerdoodle 10 years
How is it that, somehow, Will Smith can engage in the most publicized nepotism of the century, but the end result is a good movie and an obviously sweet family? Will Smith is perfect, I swear. Even though I don't think he's the most talented or versatile actor in Hollywood right now, I think he's still the most likeable. :)
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 10 years
How cute is Jaden?
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 10 years
He is so cute...I love the curls. Thankfully Thandie has fatten up a bit the emaciated look did not suit her
Kaos814 Kaos814 10 years
It was a really good movie, Will and Jaden were incredible in this movie...Just curious though, Why doesn't Will have on a wedding ring?
honeysugar28 honeysugar28 10 years
Yes they are both adorable! AWWW!
mandyjean mandyjean 10 years
He's so cute, well they're both cute will and jaden :)
notoriousrem_22 notoriousrem_22 10 years
he is so cute...what a cute family, jada is beautiful but her arms look so ripped in that one pic lol "stay far from timid, only make moves when your hearts in it and live the phrase sky's the limit."
Isabella-Welling Isabella-Welling 10 years
i usually hate tearjerkers cause they're so depressing but the movie looks great and i love this cute family! :)
Aggie Aggie 10 years
Jaden is a cutie! ______________________________________ \Don't chase the beat of your heart/
paigesweetkisses paigesweetkisses 10 years
he's such a doll
serena serena 10 years
I cried just hearing about this movie - but it has a happy ending so I'll go see it! Will Smith is my fav. celeb - and his son is beyond cute!
Ginger Ginger 10 years
I like the Will Smith balloon doll.
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