Will and Jaden are gearing up for the debut of their new movie, ‘After Earth,’ and are spending nearly every bit of their career time together. The father-son duo recently sat down with Metro to talk about their upcoming film and lives as celebs.
Contrary to what most parents believe about parenting and punishing, Will does not think that the two go hand-in-hand. As the actor explained to the press, “We don’t do punishment. The way that we deal with our kids is, they are responsible for their lives. Our concept is, as young as possible, give them as much control over their lives as possible and the concept of punishment, our experience has been — it has a little too much of a negative quality. So when they do things — and you know, Jaden, he’s done things — you can do anything you want as long as you can explain to me why that was the right thing to do for your life.”
Although he doesn’t get punished by mom or dad, Jaden told Metro that he always feels like his dad knows what he’s doing. “This is what I’ve realized: No matter what I do or how I do it, he knows 100 percent of what’s going on,” said the teen star. “There’s no point in hiding anything because he knows. Whether he acts on it or not, he knows…He knows, bro.”
Both Will and Jaden commented on Jada’s Facebook posts with Jaden saying,”She’ll be on the phone with a manager, ‘I don’t care what they said, I’m posting this on Facebook.’ I think she should write a book.” Will added, “Jada is very serious and opinionated and she loves Facebook because it’s the only place she’s ever had where she’s felt like all of her can be received. She’s struggled her whole life where only a part of her is OK.”
Will and Jaden will star alongside each other in ‘After Earth,’ which tells the story of a boy who saves his father from the perils of nature after their ship crash lands on Earth. ‘After Earth’ premieres on May 31, 2013. Will and Jada have two kids together. The ‘Men In Black’ actor has three kids in all.