Willow and Jaden Smith are ready to become one with nature. The famous siblings revealed in a new joint interview that they plan to leave the spotlight within the next decade to retire to the mountains.
The youngest children of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith (who also have a 23-year-old half brother, Trey) opened up about their dreams of living in anonymity in a new profile by musician Pharrell Williams in the September issue of Interview magazine.
When the “Happy” singer, 43, asked Jaden, 18, where he sees himself in 10 years, he simply responded, “Gone.”
Willow, 15, agreed with her older brother, saying, “I feel that. I see myself in the mountains somewhere in a tent cooking a squirrel.” The Karate Kid actor responded, “Not a squirrel, Willow! Why!? Why a squirrel?”
“I don’t know!” the “Whip My Hair” singer replied. “Because that’s probably going to be the only food I have. … I want to retreat back to living off the land and just being in nature, experiencing life in the most pure, natural way possible.”
The teens also discussed their famous parents during their joint interview, calling Will and Jada their biggest inspirations.
“Growing up, all I saw was my parents trying to be the best people they could be, and people coming to them for wisdom, coming to them for guidance, and them not pushing themselves on a pedestal, but literally being face-to-face with these people and saying, ‘I’m no better than you,’” Willow said. “They always give back what people give to them. … What my parents have given to me is not anything that has to do with money or success or anything that society says people should be focusing on — it’s something spiritual that only certain people can grasp and accept. And that’s how I act and move in the world today.”
After Jaden expressed similar sentiments, Williams pointed out the siblings’ close bond, joking that they’re like “identical twins.”
“Yeah. It’s crazy, the sibling dynamic,” Willow explained. “I could’ve spent my entire childhood like, ‘I have to love this person.’ And it becomes a chore. But our parents were never like, ‘You have to love them.’ It was more like, ‘You have your life. He has his life. And when you guys want to come together, when you guys want to commune, that’s up to you.’ And throughout us realizing ourselves and realizing each other, we just opened our eyes and were like, ‘Damn, you are the yin to my yang.’”
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