When we say ‘like father like son’, we actually mean, 'like father’s character as The Fresh Prince of Bel Air like son’. Will Smith’s son, Jaden Smith is craving independence now that he’s 15.

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“He says, ‘Dad, I want to be emancipated.’ I know if we do this, he can be an emancipated minor, because he really wants to have his own place, like ooh,” explained Smith (senior) to The Sun. “That’s the backlash. On the other side, if kids just want to have command of their lives, I understand.” We don’t think Jayden has really thought this one through. He’ll miss having his sheets washed and the hot food put on the table everyday. Then again, as a little millionaire, he can probably get all that stuff arranged. The father and son pair are forging quite the on-screen partnership; they’re set to build upon The Pursuit of Happiness by starring together in After Earth, a post-apocalyptic movie, directed by M Night Shyamalan. “It’s very similar for Jaden and me — your father’s the biggest movie star in the world, and you’re struggling for your little piece of dignity in this extreme shadow,” explains Will.

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The Men In Black Star also explains how he parents his little starlet child. “We generally don’t believe in punishment,” he reveals. “From the time Jaden was five or six we would sit him down, and all he has to do is be able to explain why what he did was the right thing for his life."