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Published On: Sat, Jun 1st, 2013

Will Smith says son Jaden ‘not ready’ to be part of ‘Men in Black’

Jaden Smith has revealed that his dad Will has nixed the possibility of him appearing in the Men In Black films.

While promoting After Earth, the younger Smith told Collider, via The Independent, about the conversations with his father about joining MIB.

after-earth-will-smith-jaden-smith-600x251“I have indeed, and he says, ‘No’. He handled it pretty quickly. He didn’t want to give me any false hopes,” he said.

“I keep telling him that I have something to bring to the Men In Black Academy. I have too much knowledge up in here. I keep telling him I’m ready, whenever he’s ready and whenever he thinks I’m ready. He says I’m not ready.”

Jaden starred with Will in The Pursuit Of Happiness in 2006, and had a cameo in Men In Black II but was last seen in 2010’s The Karate Kid alongside Jackie Chan.

“I did take a bit of a break, almost three years. My dad is very particular on the movies that I’m in, he wants them to be very strong. He develops them, but he also develops other movies so it takes him time,” he explained.

“It also gave me time to work on my music. My next movie will not be in the next three years though. I don’t know what I’m doing next, but I’m going to be working on my music and talk to my dad about Men In Black 4.”

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  1. Chuck Anziulewicz says:

    When I first saw a teaser for “After Earth” a couple of months ago, I thought to myself, “I have a bad feeling about this.” I mean, I’m sure Will Smith wants to be a good dad and all; note how he’s grooming his son to be a movie star in his own right, or how his daughter “whipped her hair” around for Disney Radio. But this father/son vanity project looked like box-office poison, and now the reviews and ticket sales have borne that suspicion out.

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