Ellen: Jaden Smith & Justin Bieber Movie?
Will Smith walked onstage with trademark cool and charisma, dancing nonchalantly to his Men In Black theme song. Once in his seat, he started to lovingly tease a few of the audience members.
“I was watching backstage and there were a couple guys out here dancing,” he said. “I made an instructional video a few years ago called Hitch. Just check it out.”
Ellen commented on Will‘s four year absence from the show. Will laughed and said he’d been extremely busy as a father because his children, Willow and Jaden, have begun professional entertainment careers in the last few years.
“You really don’t have to work again,” Ellen said. “You have two crazy talented kids.”
“I tell them all the time, ‘Daddy’s getting old and I’m about to hand you both the bills,” Will said.
Despite that raising both of his children challenges him, Will said he finds raising a daughter to be especially difficult, because he thinks it’s more emotionally nuanced than raising a son.
“Girls are hard,” he said. “You have to listen to their opinions and stuff. When I grew up, my parents didn’t listen to my opinion.”
To explain what he was talking about, Will told a story about how he forgot to shut the window. Willow came in and was furious that her father would be so careless when they have several household cats that could very easily jump out the window and run away. Will said she sternly scolded him, saying “I cannot believe you would be so irresponsible!”
Jada Pinkett-Smith Rescues Animals
Ellen asked Will if he had a lot of animals at his house and he joked that it was similar to Noah’s ark. He said they have two boa constrictors, ten dogs, several cats, fish, tortoises, and birds. Ellen asked how they came to own so many animals and Will said his wife Jada rescues them.
“If she sees an animal that she thinks is suffering or just remotely discontent, she will rescue it,” he said. “So if you all are missing pets, they’re probably at our house.”
Jaden Smith asks President Obama About Aliens?
Will said that his son Jaden tends to believe any conspiracy theory he hears.
“Any conspiracy theory, he believes it,” Will said.
In fact, Will said that when he and Jaden visited President Obama in April, Jaden was very adamant on asking the president “about the aliens.” Will says he told Jaden not to and Jaden asked, “What’s my punishment if I do?”
Sure enough, when they met with the president, Jaden said, “Excuse me Mr. President…” Will said President Obama responded perfectly, saying, “Don’t tell me…the aliens, right?”
“I can neither confirm or deny the extraterrestrials, but if there had been a meeting about them, it would have taken place in this room,” President Obama said in a comically melodramatic way, according to Will.
Will said this floored Jaden who took the president’s response to be a tacit confirmation of the existence of extraterrestrials.
Ellen: Will Smith Hosts Kids’ Choice Awards 2012
Will hosted the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards this year and said he had a great time.
“It’s something that’s so authentic about kids’ enjoyment,” he said. “It’s really just raw joy. If you’ve never been, you’ve got to go. It’s just fantastic.”
Will said the Kids’ Choice Awards were much more fun than the Oscars or the Academy Awards because at the latter events, “you’re nervous and you’ve got to clap when you lose.”
At the Kids’ Choice Awards, Will was slimed with family friend, Justin Bieber. He said getting slimed is “just nasty.”
Ellen: Will Smith Friends with Justin Bieber
Will said pop singer Justin Bieber is close with his family, because he’s friends with Will‘s son Jaden.
“He comes and spends the night a lot,” he said. “He’s very polite. He’s just loud. He’s really loud. You know when Justin‘s in the house because things are breaking and the music is loud. But it’s Justin. What are you going to say?”
Will said that Justin is extremely talented.
“He’s fantastic,” Will said. “So much raw talent and energy. People don’t realize the level of what he’s about to do.”
Jaden Smith & Justin Bieber Collaboration
Ellen said that she thinks Justin and Jaden should work together.
“You should produce a movie with him and Jaden,” she said.
Will hinted that something along those lines is already in the works.
“We’re looking at a couple scripts,” he said.
Ellen: Men In Black 3 Review
Will explained that they weren’t going to do a sequel for the wrong reasons.
“We wanted to make sure we weren’t doing a sequel for sequel’s sake,” he said.
He said that they wanted to take the time to make sure that the stories from all three movies in the Men In Black trilogy connected in a cohesive way.
“With these things, you want them to go together,” he said. “There’s a big surprise at the end of the third movie that brings them all together.”
Ellen noted that the movie was shot in 3D and Will admitted that he had some concerns about that.
“I was concerned about my ears in 3D,” he said as comically stretched his ears away from his head. “As you see, that could be a problem.”
Ellen insisted that a fourth film should be made as well and made a costume suggestion.
“I thought the sunglasses should change,” Ellen said as she pulled out two obnoxiously cartoony pairs of sunglasses that were bedazzled with rhinestones and decorated with pictures of herself along the rims.
“I think we’re going to switch to these Ellen,” Will said jokingly. “They have a very strong masculine look.”
Men In Black 3 opens in theaters Friday, May 25, 2012.