Jaden Smith and Will Smith

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His dad's the pro, but Jaden actually taught Will a thing or two on the set about acting! Will says he now approaches acting differently. "We were on the set one day ... and I'm really struggling with this scene, and he looked up at me and he said, 'You do the same thing every time, Daddy,'" Will says. "What he was saying is that's not natural. That's not real."

Now, Will realizes something has to be different with every take. "Someone's going to reach different. Someone's going to look different. Someone's going to lean different. There's going to be a different inflection on the line," Will says. "And [Jaden] was actually living in every moment and listening and paying attention, whereas I had this performance prepared."
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Published on November 22, 2006

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