Jayden Smith has been labelled a simpleton by father Will Smith
Smith said he respects his 16-year-old son for being a simpleton and not being extravagant with money, reported People magazine.
“He has refused to be a slave to money. I so respect that. The younger generation is less of an ownership generation, anyway. It’s such an interesting thing to watch, because I came from a middle-class background, but, you know, our lights and gas would be cut off from not paying the bill.” Will smith was reported saying.
“I grew up in a house where you would need the kerosene heaters in the winter in case the bills didn’t get paid. He’s from the complete other end of the spectrum. And it’s so interesting to me that from growing up in that space, he could see the need for things in a way that he’s rejecting. He’s like, ‘I’m not gonna let myself need things in that way’,” he said.
Jayden Smith began his acting career in 2006 when he appeared alongside his father in Pursuit of Happiness and later hit the heights of fame with his award winning performance in The Karate Kid -2010 remake along with the actor Jackie Chan.