I quit `Annie` because of my intuition: Willow Smith

PTI| Last Updated: Jul 12, 2014, 09:02 AM IST

London: Actress Willow, daughter of stars Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, has revealed she left the Jay-Z-produced musical remake of iconic screen musical `Annie` as she felt from inside she should not be a part of the movie.

The 13-year-old star said she is connected to her intuition and going by her inner feeling, opted out of the film, reportedly.

"To be honest, something inside me was just, like, `Don`t`," she said, adding, "I`m very connected with my intuition."
The film was announced, with Smith, in early 2011, but her part was eventually given to Quvenzhane Wallis, the 10-year-old actor who became the youngest ever Best Actress Oscar nominee for her performance in `Beasts of the Southern Wild`, aged eight.

The film, about an orphan who is taken under the wing of a wealthy industrialist in a quest to find her parents, was first a stage musical and then a successful movie in 1982.

The remake co-stars Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz, and besides Jay Z, it is produced by Willow`s parents, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith.