It looks like the vacation is over for Jaden Smith and his brother Trey.
Jaden rolled through LAX yesterday on his scooter luggage, while his brother followed behind on foot. After embarking on a whirlwind press tour for After Earth, Jaden and his dad Will took a much-needed vacation to Hawaii with the rest of the Smith clan.
Jaden went surfing during the tropical trip, while dad Will, mom Jada, and sis Willow went paddle-boarding. The water activities hopefully got their minds off their film's disappointing box office numbers. The apocalyptic flick cost a whopping $130 million and grossed a measly $54.5 million nationwide. Will, the reigning summer box office king, was lowered off the pedestal.
"It's been over two decades since I've had a movie that wasn't at number one," Will recently told Jimmy Kimmel. "That's over now, buddy!"
Let's hope the father-son duo's next collaboration is more successful.
It's true that the Smiths have made showbiz a family biz, but don't compare them to that family of fame mongers -- the Kardashians.
In an interview with New York magazine, Will Smith laughed off the comparison to the Kardashian family, who he described as exploitative. The question was initially posed to his son Jaden, who is rumored to be dating Kardashian half-sister Kylie Jenner, but Will jumped in and answered instead.
Will said that his family's goal is to be happy, both in their personal and professional lives, not to be famous.
"For our family, the entire structure of our life, our home, our business relationships -- the entire purpose is for everyone to be able to create in a way that makes them happy. Fame is almost an inconsequential by-product of what we're really trying to accomplish. We are trying to put great things into the world, we're trying to have fun, and we're trying to become the greatest versions of ourselves in the process of doing things we love. So the idea of fame or exploitation or orchestrating the media is sometimes even less than desirable for us."
When asked if his son Jaden could have been a dentist instead of an actor, Will got defensive.
"It may seem like we have pushed our kids into the business, but that is absolutely insane. I would never, ever, push somebody to have their face on a poster that's going be everywhere in the world. He is making a choice from the informed. It's less scary to me than if he wanted to be a dentist in that I couldn't help with what he'd chosen. I have relationships with some of the biggest filmmakers and actors and producers on Earth. So I can be a huge help."
Will and Jaden were promoting their postapocalyptic flick After Earth, which opens in theaters this Friday.
Jaden Smith took a momentary break from his After Earth red carpet rounds to promote his fashion line.
Jaden, his business partner JJ Lam, and co-designers brothers Moises and Mateo Arias donned MSFtS t-shirts at the event on Sunday in Taipei, Taiwan. The brand, which Jaden described as "street goth," is inspired by their collective love of skateboarding.
Aside from designing and acting, the 14 year-old is also recording an album titled The Cool Cafe: CoolTape Volume 1.
The Smiths left Taipei today. The father-son duo had been visiting the city since late May to promote their sci-fi thriller, which hits U.S. theaters on May 31. In the futuristic flick, Jaden's character travels across an inhabitable, post-acopocalypic Earth to recover their broken spacecraft and, in turn, rescue his father.
Will Smith and son Jaden jetted to Taipei to promote their film After Earth yesterday. The pair play a father and son in the sci-fi thriller, which hits U.S. theaters on May 31. In the futuristic flick, Jaden's character travels across an inhabitable, post-acopocalypic Earth to recover their broken spacecraft and, in turn, rescue his father.
The duo signed autographs, posed for photos, and met with fans yesterday. They will appear at another promotional event, which will reportedly involve the film's title being lasered onto the city's tallest skyscraper, later tonight.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a spokesman for Sony Taiwan said the Smiths refused to enter and leave event venues through special exits and even asked organizers to lengthen tonight's red carpet in order to sign more autographs. Take that, Tom Cruise!
After Earth marks the second time the two have costarred together -- the family that works together, stays together.
We can't believe how much Jaden looks like daddy Will Smith!
The 14-year-old rapper/actor (raptor?) was spotted on the balcony of his Miami hotel again on Monday, and he made sure to flash photographers his very best Blue Steel. Hey, he's gotta impress the ladies!
Jaden, his sister Willow and several pals are still at the Mandarin Hotel after catching BFF Justin Bieber's concert on Sunday night. Biebs will be taking a break from the Believe tour for the next few weeks, but it starts back up again on February 17th and runs through August, with a few weeks off in May and June. We're guessing the Smith kids will be stopping by some of those shows too!
Jaden Smith is young, rich and famous and seems to be livin' it up in Miami! Hard to believe he's only 14.
Will and Jada Pinkett Smith's son hung out with his shirtless pals on the balcony of their room at Miami's Mandarin Hotel. Jaden and sister Willow were in town to catch pal Justin Bieber's Believe tour. How fun!
Looks like the three dudes couldn't resist chatting up the young ladies on a neighboring balcony. We don't blame 'em!
Jaden Smith debuted his music video for his latest single "Pumped Up Kicks (Like Me)" and we're loving his raps over the sampled Foster the People track! Will and Jada's son shows some serious swagger as he skateboards with friends and hangs out with beautiful girls.
We wonder if his pal Justin Bieber gave him some pointers on how to look cool?
The 14-year-old is making quite the name for himself in Hollywood! Not only is he planning to release a mix tape this autumn, he's also the highest paid child star in the industry! The vivacious high schooler netted a reported $3 million for his role in the Karate Kid remake.
The only thing that would make this music video better would be a guest appearance by his sister Willow!