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The Pursuit of Happyness was a Family Affair

The Pursuit of Happyness has been a family bonding experience for the Smith family. Will stars alongside his adorable son Jaden and proud mother Jada has joined them on their promotional tour. We're excited to see the movie this weekend, but it turns out Will really doesn't care if the film does well at the box office. He's just proud that he grew as an actor on the film and got to spend so much time with Jaden. Here's more:

“What it taught me — it’s interesting on camera and off with Jaden — is that the bottom line is time,” the 38-year-old Philadelphia native said. “The amount of time you spend with your child. If it’s in the bathroom or like Chris Gardner said on ‘Oprah,’ in a million-dollar home, it’s the time. And Jaden and I got to spend every single day, 10 to 12 hours a day together working on this film. It became clear that whatever you have to offer financially doesn’t matter. Whatever situation you’re in, it doesn’t matter. You have to be there. You have to be with your child. To be able to spend that many hours a day together, our bond took off in a way that I never imagined.”

“I was struggling with a scene and [director] Gabriele Muccino would come and give me notes,” Smith said. “Every time Gabriele would give me notes and wouldn’t give any to Jaden; Jaden took that as him winning [laughs]! He would look at me like I got a note and he didn’t.

Ahh... not only is Will a terrific actor, but what a fabulous father as well. More pics of Jaden, Will and Jada stopping by The Late Show so


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MrsJigglesworth MrsJigglesworth 10 years
Yeah, and then when Oprah asked why she liked the movie (or something like this), and she said something like, "because I felt it was connected to me" (all Diva-ish)..... I died laughing. It was the purest and funniest thing I had heard in a while!! ha ha
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
LOL jgasia! I like how he introduced her! hahah She came out bc her big bro was getting a lot of attention! hahahah
MrsJigglesworth MrsJigglesworth 10 years
Blonde- How freaking funny and cute was Willow???? She made me laugh sooo hard :D
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
What a cute family! Did anyone else see him on Oprah? I fell back in love with Will again. It was so funny when his daughter came out. I can't wait to see this movie!
Beautifulbarbie Beautifulbarbie 10 years
I just love Will and Jada.
Samantha Samantha 10 years
He's 1 of my favorite celebs - he really seems like such a great guy - and his son is adorable!
ethiopian_princess ethiopian_princess 10 years
The Smith's are a very attractive group. Their kids make me want to have babies, they're sooo cute. I think Willow and Jada should make a movie together. She (Willow) is such a little diva. LOVE HER.
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 10 years
I really like this whole family. I can't wait to see this movie. This movie looks inspirational, and shows people that they can pull it together, even under the most extreme circumstances.
DesignRchic DesignRchic 10 years
;) I KNOW, I love that movie, I'll def. be watching it this Christmas.
jleegirl jleegirl 10 years
I just noticed your comment DesignRchic - thanks! He had me dying in Elf. LOL :)
kelly kelly 10 years
Funny, i was about to say the same thing EdwinaTheLovely.
teddybear teddybear 10 years
Love the family.
EdwinaTheLovely EdwinaTheLovely 10 years
I think it's a blast that he got to work with his kid and I don't feel he should censor his speaking about that. That's the profession he chose, he's worked hard, and he's been very successful with it. I don't think he should have to play down his accomplishments just because others haven't the opportunties he's afforded because of the job he has, "the career anyone else could have also chosen.".............I think he should shout it from the rooftops in my opinion.
BKNYGal BKNYGal 10 years
Oh boy...
notorious-16 notorious-16 10 years
He looks good here, it looks like he got something done to his face because he looks younger then the pass recent pictures.
DesignRchic DesignRchic 10 years
DULCE!!! Where have you been girl?! I missed seeing you around here! :)
DulceSkye DulceSkye 10 years
Cute family...cute kid.
lickety-split lickety-split 10 years
no offense, but this is coming out of the mouth of someone with as much cash as anyone would ever need, working in the career of his choosing and 3 healthy children. it does matter what the time is spent doing and it does matter how much money you have. "whatever situation you're in" matters very much mr smith. working toward a common goal with your child while being paid a fortune in a 1:1 situation is very different from "whatever situation" the day may bring. after filming a movie about someone struggling to get out of their financial/emotional/spiritual crisis i'm surprised he would make such a comment. reality is the best teacher but hopefully he will be spared that lesson i'm bringing naughty back :naughty_elves:
anotheranon anotheranon 10 years
I dunno..this all rubs me the wrong way. I like Will in movies a lot and he's so cute. Maybe his comment was distorted, but his comments about the nice long days he and Jaden got to be together seemed a little insensitive to parents that have to work a lot to make any kind of money at all. It almost seemed like he has no idea about how the other half (90% really) lives. Odd, isn't this movie about bouncing back from being broke? My hubby and I would love to have enough money to spend consecutive 10-12 hours days with our kids, but we have to settle with the weekends like most people. And I was in enough plays in college to know that actors who see not getting notes from the director as a victory or contest are generally not nice people. Jaden's just a kid, so I getwhy he's like that, but it's nothing to be be bragging about.
BKNYGal BKNYGal 10 years
I hope to see this movie this weekend! I love Will and I think he is an amazing father. Jaden is so big already..I can't believe how fast their 2 lil ones grew up.
spider78 spider78 10 years
His son is soooooooooo cute. He's a natural! Very nice smile. Will always looks good, but what is up with Jada? She looks super angry!
kelly kelly 10 years
I think they wrote it like that on purpose cause one of the movie's character is called Happy?
DesignRchic DesignRchic 10 years
wow, good catch!
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 10 years
SPELL CHECK....Happiness I am not the world best person but I am very picky at noticing these things
Beth1122 Beth1122 10 years
I love this family! They are so cute together. But yeah what's up Jada? Smile for us!!!
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