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Will Smith: Willow crushed me with parenting snub

Will Smith was "crushed" when his 11-year-old daughter called him "irresponsible" for losing her cats.

The Hollywood star has Willow and 13-year-old son Jaden with his wife Jada Pinkett Smith. Both the kids are in the entertainment business, with Will admitting Willow needs more guidance than his son.

"Girls are different. With girls you have to listen to what they say. 90 per cent of my parenting time is with Willow," he told UK TV show Lorraine.

"She has cats and I accidentally left the window open and she couldn't find her cats. She comes up to me and says, 'Daddy, did you leave the window open in the library?' and I said, 'Yes sweetie, I'm sorry.' And she said, 'I cannot believe you'd be so irresponsible!' I was crushed, I was devastated. I was like, 'We'll find your cats baby!' I was on the phone, 'I need people to call the president, get some helicopters to find Willow's cats!'"

The pets were eventually found safe and well, much to Will's delight.

There have been rumours that US President Barack Obama wants Will to play him should a movie ever be created about his life.

Will jokingly says the reason for that is they both have silky smooth ears.

"Yeah. It's just about the ears, we both got the ears," he said, inviting the interviewer to stroke them. "It's like voodoo! I just put voodoo on you with my ears. You'll be waking up [shouting], 'Will Smith!' in the middle of the night."

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