In her interview, Willow refers to her parents as “Mommy” and “Daddy.” It’s really cute, but it also freaks me out a bit, like, ‘Shouldn’t mommy and daddy be trying to shield you from fame instead of launching you into the soul-sucking, hypercritical microcosm that is Hollywood?’ Clearly, fame shielding isn’t taking place, and Willow’s parents are proud of her and her brother Jaden Smith, as they should be.
I think it’s great that they’re setting their kids up with their own self-made fortunes. When you’re rich and famous and you don’t help your kids to be rich and famous too, they resort to bad behavior like Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie, Kim Kardashian, and many others. It’s refreshing that Willow’s using talent to make a name for herself.
On who she likes to whip her hair to: “I like the way Billy Idol sings. Mommy turned me on to him. And I like Lady Gaga’s songs.”
On having rules: “I can’t do whatever I want. Mommy has to say it’s okay.”
On her talented parents: “Mommy and Daddy inspired me to be a performer. I get my flow from Daddy, my singing ability from Mommy, and the camera stuff from both. That’s just what happens when you hang out with the Smiths!”