Will Smith, wife fight over son`s tough work schedule

Updated: May 19, 2010, 08:54 AM IST

London: Hollywood star couple Will Smith and Jada Pinkett were embroiled in a tiff over actor son Jaden`s tough work schedules during `The Karate Kid` remake.

Pinkett believes that her 11-year-old son was too young for the extremes his dad had planned. Smith is the producer of the film and set his son a tough schedule of work-outs and filming, while Pinkett felt Jaden needed a break, reports express.co.uk.

During "The Oprah Winfrey Show" Pinket said, "It was a ferocious fight... I was like, `My priority is Jaden`. It`s a balance. I told Will, `I understand that there`s certain things you are trying to put in, but, at the end of the day, he`s 11. We just had to find a nice balance."

She added, "I learned why, in African tribes, men would come to the village and remove their sons to initiate them into manhood, because, as a mother, it is an excruciating thing to watch... That mother instinct kicks in."