Why Hollywood Is in Love With Will Smith but Not With His Son
In his youth, Will Smith got the nickname Prince because he was able to find a way out of the most difficult situations and charm anyone who didn’t like him. Later, he built a successful career and proved that successful people can be good at everything: Will is a great actor, a good musician, and he is an amazing father and family man. He is valued by his colleagues and his viewers. But for some reason, his son Jaden, who used to do a lot of movies with his father before, doesn’t get as much love from the Hollywood crowd.
We at Bright Side absolutely adore Will Smith and we’ve always tried to keep track of his son’s work, so we decided to find out why the attitudes of the public toward Will Smith and his son are so different.
Why people love Will Smith
1. He is not afraid of looking funny.
Will Smith has always been very open in front of the cameras — there are a lot of photos on the Internet where he looks funny or even awkward. But he is not shy of that at all and it’s obvious that he loves laughing at himself.
So, last year, he was brave enough to post a video of his failed date with robot Sophia. She was created by the company Hanson Robotics in 2015 and she can support simple conversations. Will Smith met Sophia in the Cayman Islands, he tried to flirt and joke with her but she didn’t fall for Smith’s charms. She criticized the actor’s music, she refused to kiss him, and she said she wanted to stay friends with him.
And also the actor has that gorgeous Will Smith smile that is his trademark. Every time Smith appears in public, he demonstrates his amazing smile and everyone falls in love with him.
2. He is sincere and open.
Will is believed to be one of the most charming actors in Hollywood. He is especially good at group conversations. He has this uncanny ability to pay enough attention to every person around him, he laughs at their jokes, and he is always enthusiastic to communicate. There are even several videos where you can see him act like this.
3. Will is great with children.
During the premiere of Aladdin in Los Angeles where Will Smith portrayed the Genie, he was approached by 2 little girls that asked him to show them something magical. Smith found a genius way to deal with the situation, “I don’t use my magic in public because they don’t know I’m a Genie. I have to pretend to be a regular person because I might scare someone.” After that, he suggested that the girls go meet Jasmin.
4. He loves his fans.
Will Smith doesn’t just pay attention to children — he tries to be friendly and welcoming with everyone. 2 years ago, he was invited to be a member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival and he became its happy mascot since day one. It seems that this event has never been this fun and bright before. Smith talked to the fans, he took selfies with everyone who wanted them, and he danced and sang — he was the source of happiness and joy.
5. He’s got a cool Instagram page.
The actor started his Instagram page at the end of 2017, and now he already has over 36 million subscribers. And unlike many other celebrities, he doesn’t mind making fun of himself — the first photo he posted was a duck face photo. There’s almost not a single perfect photo from the red carpet or magazines on his page. Will loves posting videos and photos from his trips (he interviewed a koala in Australia), he shares parodies, jokes, and videos where he sings. And he also showed his subscribers that he speaks Spanish very well.
Jada is Will Smith’s wife.
6. Will is a great singer.
As you probably know, Will Smith started his career as a rap singer. So he has a great voice and ear for music and he showed his talent in Aladdin. And last year, Will Smith was invited to sing the FIFA World Cup song in Moscow. When he was in the capital of Russia, he walking around Red Square, and talking to fans. He also had dinner in the restaurant SiberiaSiberia.
7. Smith is a good father.
Will has talented children that he loves and supports. His son Jaden and daughter Willow found themselves in music. They record songs, they make videos, and they have their own army of fans. Besides, both of them have taken part in their father’s movies since their childhood — his daughter was in I Am Legend, and Jaden was in The Pursuit of Happyness and After Earth.
Then why do people in Hollywood not love his son Jaden as much?
1. He became famous early in his life and he acts too much like a star.
Jaden Smith is definitely a talented guy, but many people who are in show business refuse to work with him. Maybe it is because Will Smith’s son became famous when he was too young — in fact, he was just 8 years old. And he has been used to being the center of attention ever since.
By the way, Jaden is out of acting at the moment and is focusing on projects in the music and fashion industries.
2. Jaden’s colleagues don’t always like his behavior.
Even back when The Karate Kid was being made, some crew members complained about Jaden’s bad behavior. He behaved too openly, he argued with his colleagues, he yelled, and he made a mess in the makeup rooms.
But Will himself didn’t try to fix this because he and his wife chose an unusual method of raising their children. They believe that their children should realize what is right and what is wrong by themselves and that parents shouldn’t intervene and punish them for these things. So, Jaden has always been free to do what he does.
3. His appearance is sometimes odd.
Of course, this is not a reason to dislike someone, but Jaden’s appearance is really strange at times. He loves wearing female dresses and skirts, he often dyes his hair and has very weird hairstyles. It is possible that not everyone likes his style. But Jaden doesn’t really care about what other people think, on his Twitter page, he said this, “If I wanna wear a dress, then I will, and that will set the new wave...” It is hard to argue with this — we respect his position.
4. He is quite narcissistic and arrogant.
Based on his posts on social media, it is obvious how much Jaden loves himself. Yes, he has more than 13 million subscribers, and he needs to keep them interested, but sometimes he really overdoes it. Once, he said that he was the future of the movie industry, and then he said that his sister and he do music because there are almost no good songs in the world. Well, it seems he’s not able to make fun of himself like his father.
Also, Jaden often shocks the press by saying very strange things. For example, he called himself and his sister scientists that are studying mankind and also compared himself to Galileo, because he also said some revolutionary things in his time.
But he has already become an independent celebrity.
Maybe, these features of his character will disappear with age, but anyway, Jaden Smith is not just the son of his father, he is a real celebrity. He makes decent albums, he is the face of Louis Vuitton, and he set up a unisex clothing brand MSFTS. Will loves his son and he is proud of him.
What is your attitude toward Will Smith? Do you know anything about his son Jaden?