Will Smith has been a busy bee promoting his summer movie Men In Black III, that hits theaters today!
Throughout all of his worldwide appearances for the film, we’ve seen a lot of different sides to one of our favorite Hollywood actors.
He’s managed to let the world know he’s still got that West Philly inside of him when he slapped a reporter on the red carpet.
He’s proven that he makes great decisions while raising his two superstar kids and their careers. Maybe since he’s a parent, he finally does understand!
He’s even shown that he’s still got the music bug in him!
From backhanding journalists on the red carpet, to taking it back to his Fresh Prince days, Will has proved why he is the coolest actor and dad around!
Check out our reasons why Will Smith is the coolest dad around!
1. He spoke in Parade Magazine about why he let Willow cut her hair:
We let Willow cut her hair. When you have a little girl, it’s like how can you teach her that you’re in control of her body? If I teach her that I’m in charge of whether or not she can touch her hair, she’s going to replace me with some other man when she goes out in the world. She can’t cut my hair but that’s her hair. She has got to have command of her body. So when she goes out into the world, she’s going out with a command that it is hers. She is used to making those decisions herself. We try to keep giving them those decisions until they can hold the full weight of their lives.”
2. He keeps his family grounded.
The most difficult part of the whole thing is emotional management. To have them connect to the artistry of what they create rather than connecting to the success or the adoration. Jada and I have been talking a lot about pulling back during teenage years because they are very formative. In the middle of the Justin Bieber tour she saw a Russian ballerina or something and she was riveted. She wanted to go home and take ballet and it was like, ‘No, honey, you have seven more tour dates.’ [laughs] But now she is way gone on ballet. So it’s the difficulty of letting the business go and let them develop in the way that is more natural for them.”
3. He’s always wanted the best for his kids in entertainment:
As a child, I watched Dallas and that was my vision for my life for as long as I could remember. How does that property have a name? Southfork!…Everyone worked the family business and I was like ‘I want that!’
The joy [of life now] is watching an idea that I had at seven years old coming into fruition. I am actually building the family that I’ve always dreamed about…Building a family around the entertainment business. I love watching my kids and my family blossom from something that was a seed from a seven-year-old’s mind.
4. Will Smith still has that Bel-Air beast in him.
5. Will Smith hasn’t lost any of his ‘Big Willie Style’.
6. Will Smith can make a career comeback anytime he wants.
7. Will can keep it classy and still keep it real as the boy from West Philly.