Willow Smith may already be a HUGE superstar, but sometimes she just wants to be a kid!
And even though we always want to see her doing her thang whether she's singing, dancing or acting… she recently pulled out of her role in the highly anticipated flick, Annie, and her pops, Will Smith is finally letting us know WHY.
While attending the seminar, Real Talk With Sister Souljah and Will Smith at Temple University in Philadelphia, the Bad Boys actor revealed:
"In the past 18 months, I have spent a lot of time focusing on the emotional aspect of my life and my family. In 2010, in one year, our family had the Karate Kid. We had Whip my Hair, we had Hawthorne, and at the end of the year, we did the Nobel Concert when Barack Obama won his Nobel Peace Prize. Don’t be clapping yet, that wears you out. The thing that had become very clear to me is the danger of a material world and focusing so hard on coming up with money or a house or a job. You focus so hard on those things, and sometimes you can lose focus on why you are doing it in the first place. The only reason to do any of that is to have love.
Willow was supposed to be doing Annie, we got Jay-Z to do the movie, got the studio to come in and Willow had such a difficult time on tour with Whip my Hair and she said, ‘You know Daddy, I don’t think so’ and I said, ‘Baby, hold up! I said no, no, no, listen, you’ll be in New York with all of your friends and Beyoncé will be there. You will be singing and dancing,’ and she looked at me and said, ‘Daddy, I have a better idea, how about I just be 12.’
I’m really learning through Willow the necessity that we have to snap ourselves back and refocus on the emotional needs of the people that we love. Someone’s emotional needs can be very very different from your dreams and what you think they should be doing and where they are supposed to be."
There's not many kids or even adults that would pass up an opportunity like that, but taking into mind that Willow can score a part any time she wants, then it makes since as to why she would just want to be 12.
After all, she has the rest of her life to be a star!!
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