The Smiths are at it again! In their first joint magazine cover, Willow and Jaden Smith pose together for Interview in a high fashion shoot and sit down for a Q&A with family friend, Pharrell Williams.
The two teens opened up about a wide range of topics from generational discrepancies to where they see themselves in 10 years (Hint: It involves the mountains and dead squirrels).
The two artists in their own right noted that sometimes they feel misunderstood by judgmental adults.
“It seems like they don’t understand our thought process. Or, like, things have happened in the past that they’re still mad about,” Willow, 15, said.
But one set of grown-ups who completely understand these two are their famous parents – Will and Jada Pinkett Smith. In fact, the siblings couldn’t be more proud to be the actors’ children.
“My parents are definitely my biggest role models. And that’s where me and Willow both pull all of our inspiration from to change the world,” Jaden, 18, said.
Willow agreed, adding, “Growing up, all I saw was my parents trying to be the best people they could be, and people coming to them for wisdom, coming to them for guidance, and them not putting themselves on a pedestal, but literally being face-to-face with these people and saying, ‘I’m no better than you, but the fact that you’re coming to me to reach some sort of enlightenment or to shine a light on something, that makes me feel love and gratitude for you’… What my parents have given to me is not anything that has to do with money or success or anything that society says people should be focusing on – it’s something spiritual that only certain people can grasp and accept.”
Part of the gifts the kids have received from their parents is a strong sense of self-confidence. Much of that shows itself in their bold fashion choices.
“When we were old enough to start dressing ourselves, my mom was like, ‘Are you sure you want to go out like that?’ And me and Jaden would be like, ‘You know what? Yes.’ And she’d totally accept it. I feel like that’s where most of our confidence comes from,” Willow recalled.
Jaden also noted that while they may be now known for their style, he and his sister used to be even more daring sartorialists.
“Nobody knows that Willow and I were much, much cooler before,” he insisted. “Like, before people were looking at the things that we were doing, we were so much more, like, method with fashion. We really went all the way. We went the extra mile on everything because there was no one looking at us. We’ve been through the roof, with ludicrous fashion ideas wince we were extremely young.”