Jada Pinkett Smith's Juggling Act



Is Willow close to her brothers?

Oh, she loves her brothers. She's the only girl in the family, and they absolutely adore her. They're very protective of her.

Are any of the kids interested in acting?

Both of the boys have done little projects here and there [including guest roles on All of Us]. If they want to perform, they have our blessing, and if they don't, they have our blessing. I just want them to do what makes them happy.

Is it true that they are homeschooled?

Trey goes to a private school, but we home-school Willow and Jaden. We have tutors and a little schoolroom with other children so they can travel with me and their dad. They love it.

You once told an interviewer, "You can't have two superstars in the family." When you married Will, did you feel you had to alter your own ambitions?

I had to get in touch with what my ambitions really were, and [being a huge star] was never my goal. It's something I wanted for Will, and when we first got together, Will said, "I think you can be the biggest actress in the world." But I'm content with doing projects that speak to my soul. I'm not always interested in mainstream movies and doing all the things I would have to do in order to fit that picture [of superstardom]. And it would create a major imbalance in my household. That's not to say some other couple can't do it, but the Smiths can't! He's the dynamic energy of this family and I am the internal magnetic energy. That's what makes it all work.

One thing I have learned is that women really can have it all. When I first had a family, I believed that I had to be a stay-at-home mom. I've gone through many transitions to figure out what I can and can't be -- and as of right now, I can be a lot of things.

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