Jaden Smith Told Oprah Winfrey His First On-Screen Kiss Was No Big Deal: ‘I’m Good at Kissing’
Jaden starred in a few films with Will when he was a child. And he once explained to Oprah Winfrey what his first on-screen kiss was like when he was just 11 years old. Here was his surprising response.
Jaden Smith talked a lot about acting with his father, Will Smith, at a young age
Growing up with famous parents certainly helps one’s career. And that’s exactly what happened with Jaden. The child first starred in The Pursuit of Happyness as Will’s son back in 2006. While Will took on the movie without ever expecting Jaden to be a part of it, Jaden ended up trying out for the role — and his charisma won over the filmmakers.
“They whittled it down to 50 and he made the cut, and after that he was unshakable,” Will said about Jaden, according to Tucson.com. “I was in his corner, but I didn’t have his back. He earned the job himself, and that’s the way it’s supposed to be.”
As for Jaden, he seemed to really enjoy working with his dad. But he also told Ellen DeGeneres it wasn’t easy. “It was hard,” Jaden told DeGeneres regarding working with his dad. “But, yes, it was fun.”
Jaden told Oprah Winfrey he was ‘good at kissing’
Jaden talked to Winfrey when he was just 11 years old. The charismatic child visited The Oprah Winfrey Show to talk about working with his father and his life as a movie star. And Winfrey asked Jaden what it was like kissing on set.
“I’m not giving too much away when I say that you had your first on-screen kiss?” Winfrey questioned back in 2010.
“Yeah, I had my first on-screen kiss,” Jaden answered with confidence.
“And was that challenging for you?” Winfrey asked again.
“I mean, I’m good at kissing,” Jaden said after a short pause. This was met with roars of audience laughter and additional chuckles from Will and Jada who were with their son on stage. “It wasn’t as challenging as it could’ve been,” Jaden continued.
“This is why you need old-school parenting,” Will joked to Winfrey. And Winfrey noted she had no further questions for the child.
Jaden later explained what he looks for in a woman he’s dating
This might’ve been the only time Jaden’s been so candid about kissing during an interview. But he’s certainly talked about dating a number of other times.
In 2013, he was asked a few questions by Cambio. And the interviewer asked Jaden the qualities he looks for in a romantic partner.
“Intelligence,” Jaden said. “I say stuff sometimes that you wouldn’t understand unless you were really intelligent. Like, ‘You know, I was reading The Alchemist the other day and I thought this was really funny.’ And they’ll be like, ‘I don’t know what that is.’ And it’s kinda like, ugh, that sucks.”
It doesn’t look like Jaden is too wrapped up in dating, though, as he’s much more dedicated to his creative work, music, and collaborations. But thanks to his interview with Winfrey, we’ll never forget how he described his first on-screen smooch!
Check out Showbiz Cheat Sheet on Facebook!