Willow Smith Can Control Time! And The Other Amazing Gems We Learnt From Willow And Jaden Smith’s Interview

Will Smith's kids have enlightened us in their new interview for T magazine


by Stevie Martin |
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When Will Smith’s sprogs Willow and Jaden were interviewed by T Magazine, they came out with some of the most bizarre stuff we’ve ever heard from a celeb (Are they celebs? Not really. Celeb kids). This is saying something. Amid the claims Willow is reading up on Quantum Physics (yep, she’s 14), Jaden casually mentions he’s flicking through an ancient text called The Ancient Secret Of The Flower that ‘can’t be pre-dated’ (oh, and he's 16).


Basically, they sound like a right laugh. Here’s the five maddest moments – from an interview absolutely rammed full of gold, if by gold you mean ‘baffling sentences coming out of the mouths of two teenagers’ that is.

Jaden has an exquisite reason for why school doesn’t work

Both of them have had enough of school, but Jaden especially puts forward an interesting theory as to why the education system isn’t working. ‘You never learn anything in school. Think about how many car accidents happen every day,’ he said. ‘Driver’s ed? What’s up? I still haven’t been to driver’s ed because if everybody I know has been in an accident, I can’t see how driver’s ed is really helping them out.' As if that wasn’t wisdom enough, he then sums up his distaste for schooling as such: ‘Here’s the deal: School is not authentic because it ends. It’s not true, it’s not real. Our learning will never end. The school that we go to every single morning, we will continue to go to.'

Willow claimes she can control time

Y’know how it is, you’re 14, Will Smith is your dad, and you can bend time with your mind. ‘I mean, time for me, I can make it go slow or fast, however I please,' she says. 'That’s how I know it doesn't exist.' Er, quite.

READ MORE: Willow Smith Calls Out The Portrayal Of Women As Irrational Animals

Willow on why we mustn't listen to our minds

The pair bounced off each other on subjects as wide-ranging as preborn babies – ‘When they’re in the stomach, [babies are] so aware, putting all their bones together, putting all their ligaments together. But they’re shocked by this harsh world… As they grow up, they start losing’, says Willow. Willow also describes how she’s started ‘caring less and less about what your own mind thinks’, when Jaden jumps in to agree with her: ‘Exactly. Because your mind has a duality to it. So when one thought goes into your mind, it’s not just one thought, it has to bounce off both hemispheres of the brain.' Yeah, Jaden! Exactly how we feel, too!

Jaden then discusses happiness, oh and apples

‘When you’re thinking about something happy, you’re thinking about something sad. When you think about an apple, you also think about the opposite of an apple,’ says Jaden. ‘It’s a tool for understanding mathematics and things with two separate realities. But for creativity: That comes from a place of oneness. That’s not a duality consciousness.’

Finally the pair talk through their creative output

When asked about their music, and the stuff they’re creating, the siblings were typically grounded. ‘We don’t think a lot of the music out there is that cool. So we make our own music. We don’t have any song that we like to listen to on the P.C.H. by any other artist, you know?’ says Jaden. Willow agrees, and has been writing novels since she was six. ‘There’re no novels that I like to read so I write my own novels, and then I read them again, and it’s the best thing.’ Perhaps it would have been interesting to hear the 14 year old ruminate on the true meaning behind her seminal work I Whip My Hair Back And Forth. Deep.

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