Jada Pinkett Smith speaks, candidly on why she gave up her rock star dreams in August issue of REDBOOK. “I had to make a choice believe me I would be on the road with my band, Wicked Wisdom and making as many movies as I can a year, and doing all sorts of things if I didn’t have the responsibility of a family.” When you look at, being rich and famous and married to one of Hollywood biggest stars, she could have chosen to place her children in the care of a nanny, hired help and pursued her career, however like real mommies she chose to put her dreams on hold, and put her children first. “I have children with their own talents and dreams, and I know I have to be standing next to them for that journey.”
Letting go of her dreams to be a rock star was not easy for her, “It was excruciating completely excruciating, says smith. “When Jaden was auditioning for The Pursuit of Happyness, my band just gotten offered to open for Guns n’ Roses in Europe. For me that was unbelievable. But the choice was, “I could be a rock star or I could be on the set with my son to make sure he was happy and healthy.” The question everyone asks when looking at the Smith children in the limelight.
Will the smith children escape the pitfalls of so many young entertainers of the past? Smith says, “Let me tell you what I fear most, them growing up like I did in a house with drugs in a war zone, where if I walked out my door I could be shot. Hollywood ain’t nothing compared to that. Growing up in the streets of Baltimore or the streets of Philly where Will grew up – I’d rather have my kids here, it still makes me nervous that they’re part of something that isn’t totally real , but it’s up to Will and me to teach them what’s real and what’s not.” FYI 🙂 thisandthat readers!