August 20, 2015


Willow and Jaden Smith Love 'Fresh Prince,' "The Tightest Show Ever"

Shout out to Complex for spotting this not-exactly-brand-new but completely wonderful gem: Willow and Jaden Smith love The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as much as the rest of us. 

Speaking to Gulf News in tandem with a performance visit to Dubai last week, 17-year-old Jaden and 14-year-old Willow spoke about design, the world's reaction to their philosophical musings and their dad's '90s sitcom.

The Fresh Prince question hits at the three-minute mark in the interview above. "We like it as much as anyone else, it's the tightest show ever," Jaden says. Willow adds: "I watch it when I go to sleep, all the time." They go on to explain what it's like to work with his dad, "a fly dude." 

The written interview has more:

Willow: "It’s so cool seeing the progress. Seeing season one, where he would memorise everybody else’s lines and kind of murmur it, then say his lines. It’s so cool to see where he’s [come from]."

Jaden: "Because he was so nervous and he’d never been on TV, so he memorised everyone else’s lines, like that’s cool to see. Just to see how far he’s gone and what he’s still doing today. So tight."

The piece also lets us know that Willow's working on a screenplay and her debut album, and Jaden's got an LP on the way, too. "We’re going to do all the stuff that we never tell anyone about," he says, "and we’ll eventually release."