Will Smith convinced son will cope with fame

Updated: Jul 17, 2010, 16:49 PM IST

London: Hollywood star Will Smith is convinced that his 12-year-old son Jaden will be able to cope with the pressures of his new-found fame - because he`s already used to life in Hollywood.

Jaden stars alongside Jackie Chan in a remake of ‘The Karate Kid,’ which was co-produced by his parents.

However, the Smiths aren`t concerned about Jaden being thrust into the spotlight, insisting he won`t have the same pressures that other child stars have to face.

"He grew up in this industry so it`s not foreign to him. He understands that this is a family business. He didn`t have the shock and the radical life change that child actors usually have coming into the business... Child stars are generally broken by the pressure of being the breadwinner of a household at 14 or 16 years old. I hope that we have a bit of handle on it. We`re focusing very closely and paying attention to his energy and his desire and his love for it," the Daily Express quoted Will Smith as saying.

Wife Jada Pinkett Smith added: "One of the advantages that Jaden has, that a lot child stars have not, is that his parents have been doing this for a long time - so we really understand the industry and the dos and don`ts. When your dad is still the biggest movie star in the world it keeps everything really grounded. He won`t be paying any bills any time soon."

ANI

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