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Thursday 25 December 2014

Will Smith reveals his 'Willosophy'

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - MAY 07:  Actor Will Smith attends the 'After Earth' press conference on May 7, 2013 in Seoul, South Korea.  Will Smith and Jaden Smith are visiting South Korea to promote their recent film 'After Earth' which will be released in South Korea on May 30.  (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
Will Smith

Will Smith says his pearls of wisdom should be named "Willosophy".

The 44-year-old actor was interviewed for BBC Radio 1 with his 14-year-old son Jaden this morning, to promote their new movie After Earth.

Will was asked about his reputation for being a fountain of knowledge and teased his son by reminding him his name doesn't lend itself to any clever puns.

"Willosophy? Yeah, oh wow, it's way too early for this. How about Willopedia, I say only facts," Will joked. "Jaden, unfortunately the name doesn't lend itself to anything, no puns."

Will recently discussed his attitude towards parenting. Along with Jaden, he and wife Jada Pinkett-Smith have a daughter, Willow. In an interview with the New York Metro, Will revealed that the couple let their children take responsibility for their own lives, a concept which he explained further.

"There's a philosophy, sorry Willosophy, that the concept of freedom, first and for most, has to be responsibility and then you can have as much freedom as the responsibility you show," Will explained.

Jaden jested that Will had copied these words from a movie.

"I heard that a thousand times off the Spiderman DVD, 'With great power comes great responsibility'. Blah blah blah," he laughed.

The teenager did agree that Will is an impressive actor. He shared the impact his father has when he walks into a room.

"He's always so professional, it's no, 'Hey whatssup', when he's around. As soon as he walks on set, he's a professional," Jaden admired, to which Will replied: "Wow, I didn't know that the energy changes when I walk on set, we'll talk about that more after this!"

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