She is a wife, a mother, a producer, an actress, and now she is helping to shape both her children’s film and music careers. Read below to learn more about mom Jada Pinkett-Smith and how she plans to help her children Willow,9, and Jaden,11, in their careers.
On why she no longer has a band and why you should look out for Willow’s new album:
I have always had a love for music, always, always, and always. I probably started to pursue it a little late in life. But it was always a passion of mine. I had always been too afraid to venture into music, but I decided when I was about 30 to just go for it. I started a metal band called Wicked Wisdom. I toured and I loved it. But soon after, my kids’ careers started taking off, so I sacrificed it. I am pleased to say my daughter, Willow, will be putting out an album soon and I look forward to enjoying music through her creations. So I am excited about that, and she’s pretty awesome. She will be better at it then I ever could be anyway! (Laughs)
On her experience with working with her son on The Karate Kid:
That experience was quite unique, and that was probably one of the most difficult projects I have worked on because this was my son’s first starring role, and it was for such a classic movie. He was working in China away from his friends and family. Even though we brought family out there from time to time, it was still long hours. Not only did he have to shoot but he also had to practice during lunchtime and weekends. He really had no downtime for about four months….”
On how she keeps her children grounded:
It’s not about me keeping them grounded. It’s just in how we live our life. Really, we are regular folks. It just so happens that our family is in the entertainment business; that’s really the only difference from the majority of the people they meet.
On balancing her life:
Just remembering to take time out for myself and to take time out to do the things that I really love. And just remembering that acting and producing is a business, and it’s not my whole life. So that really keeps me balanced.