Currently all movie fans remember ‘The Pursuit of Happiness’, a title that Will Smith starred in with his son Jaden, which became a huge success, a result that could not be replicated in 2013 with a second film starring the actor of ‘The Prince of Rap’ and his son, since it is a production that represented a failure at the box office and affected the relationship between the two.
Of course, we are referring to ‘After Earth’, a film that, when it was announced, was shaping up to be a box office success, since it features the leading role of Will Smith and Jaden Smith, in a story directed by nothing less than M. Night Shyamalan, in addition, it presents a plot loaded with science fiction, with touches of drama and action.
Undoubtedly, the premise of this production is interesting, however, things did not go as planned and the film had great losses, since it did not reach a great profit in theaters, in addition, it received harsh criticism for part of the specialists in the seventh art, comments that were directed both to Will Smith and his son Jaden.
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Now, in the book called ‘Will’, which narrates the memories of the now Oscar-winning actor, the artist shares that this film managed to separate him from his son, since Jaden was the center of criticism, both from the press and from the public, at a time when he was just a teenager. “They said and printed things about Jaden that I refuse to repeat here,” shares Will Smith in his memoir.
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The result obtained by ‘After Earth’, without a doubt, was hard for father and son to face, however, as Will Smith points out in his memoir, the most difficult thing for the 2022 Oscar-winning actor was feeling that he was to blame for Jaden suffering, since the young man followed the instructions of the protagonist of ‘The Prince of Rap’ to the letter.
The 53-year-old actor reveals in ‘Will’, that the result of this science fiction film created a separation between him and his son, since according to his words, the young man felt betrayed by his father, feeling that he had been misinstructed , thus losing his confidence in the actor’s leadership, which even caused him to want to emancipate himself.
He finally decided not to (get emancipated), but to think that you have hurt your children sucks,” says Will Smith in his book.
Will Smith’s memoirs make it clear that 2013 was a tough year for the relationship between the Oscar-winning actor and his son, however, everything seems to indicate that this has now changed, since after the controversial events of the last Oscar ceremony Academy Award, Jaden Smith showed unconditional support for his father.
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