Willow Smith Regrets Fame: 'I Wish I Wasn't Famous' — Interview

Mon, May 14, 2012 3:51pm EDT by 26 Comments
Willow Smith Interview

In an emotional new interview, Willow reveals she regrets her road to fame and hardly feels like a regular girl anymore.

As the daughter of one of the most famous couples in Hollywood, and with a burgeoning pop career on her own, Willow Smith admitted that she’s struggling with the intense pressures of the public eye. (Her parents’ persistant divorce rumors probably don’t help, either).

“If I could change one thing about my life, it would probably be I wouldn’t be famous,” the 11-year-old daughter of Will Smith, 43, said in the new conversation series Red Table Talk.

The young pop star added that being in the limelight has made it difficult for her to get around. “Let’s say if a regular girl is going to the book store, it’s ten times harder to go everywhere [when you're famous]…it’s going to take me ten more minutes to get there. Because I have to call security.”

Willow, however, did add that her fame can be a blessing: “It’s not like I can’t reverse being famous…but if there’s a problem in the world, then more people will listen to me.”

The interview was part of a surprisingly real and powerful conversation with her mother Jada Pinkett-Smith, 40, and grandmother Adrienne Banfield-Jones.

Check out the clip below!

– Lorraine Chow

More Will and Jada news:

  1. Jada Pinkett Smith’s Shocking Will Smith Divorce Confession
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  3. Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith — Did Another Man Split Them Up?

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Taijunique lee

Posted at 9:48 PM on August 7, 2013  

thats amazinnn

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Tiffany

Posted at 12:07 AM on July 6, 2013  

They sleep together ewew

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Shybabiiiii101

Posted at 1:27 PM on April 19, 2013  

Why is she cryint, I hate how she us going on like she is a BIG Woman. I sare if Willow had a Carribean mom she would not go on like this

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Fabiana

Posted at 10:23 AM on July 17, 2013  

Crying is a human emotion, she cries because she is happy.

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Devida Wells

Posted at 2:34 AM on February 18, 2013  

Awwwww that was beautiful.Jada and Will are very good parents with beautiful kids.

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elle

Posted at 10:52 AM on July 3, 2012  

U lack any talent ur not famous

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Trini

Posted at 10:53 AM on June 27, 2012  

Poor Kid….. One can’t imagine being so young and have people judge you for the simplest things….. Getting back to the roots may not be a bad thing….. However it will be hard having the parents she has

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cathy

Posted at 6:55 PM on June 25, 2012  

Title does not fit the interview, she want to know who her mom and gammy was before fame to really find out who she is and should be about herself and that is important to a young girl. where did her mom grow up and visit her moms home town. All they probable know is life as it is not family roots. She did not say she regrets being famous. So if you responded without watching the whole interview then the comments are not true.

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Ari J

Posted at 3:07 PM on June 25, 2012  

All of this “You wanted to be famous so don’t be ungrateful” crap is idiotic. How can she help that she was BORN into a famous family? Being the kid of celebrities I’m sure she can’t just sit at home and not get involved in award shows, her parents’ celebrity life, etc. I’d think certain things are expected in famous families. And just because she obviously likes to express herself, like any other teen, doesn’t mean she’s trying to get attention and fame. Her self-expression just happens to be amplified a lot more than ours b/c she has pre-determined fame. And why would you attempt to bully an 11 year old via the web, anyway? Sounds pretty low to me.. Let the girl live!

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Carl

Posted at 6:32 PM on June 25, 2012  

Black People plz stop it yall are fuycking these kids up.

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Trini

Posted at 10:50 AM on June 27, 2012  

You’re so foolish….. this is happening with every young star….. stop being racist!!!!

 
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jordan

Posted at 11:39 AM on May 27, 2012  

i get what shes saying.
She woudlnt be able to scratch bellow her nose and the paparazzi would take a picture and next thing you notice, shes all over magazines,televisins,and internet.
its the paparazzi’s that making famous peps life the way it is. And shes only young. Its ridiculous. It needs to come to a stop.

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kearia

Posted at 11:32 AM on May 27, 2012  

willow, you get what you get and don’t throw a fit
you famous girl
its more people who want it than people who have it

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katty

Posted at 9:32 PM on May 15, 2012  

her parents are famous.but she have get her self into a lot. she wanted to be famous and now she is she wants to throw that away.

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JJ

Posted at 8:51 AM on May 15, 2012  

One song doesn’t make her famous another 5 years and no one will know who she is, if they even know now.

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Trini

Posted at 10:49 AM on June 27, 2012  

Don’t be an A**

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leean

Posted at 12:10 AM on May 15, 2012  

both her parents are famous..she knew what she was getting into so she gets no sympathy from me

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Jamie

Posted at 1:53 AM on May 15, 2012  

So what? That doesn’t negate the fact that she’s a kid and has a lot of pressure on her for a kid her age. Yes, logically she knew what she was getting into. But she’s young and she’s a kid, you don’t realize the ramifications of things until you experience them. Nothing wrong with that, it doesn’t make her emotions or feelings any less valid just because she and her family are famous.

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Sandra

Posted at 3:19 PM on June 25, 2012  

“both her parents are famous..she knew what she was getting into” that is so stupid of you to say. She did not get herself into this family! it’s as you said you felt no sympathy for children who are abused by their parents because they got themselves into it. Use your brain!

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michelle

Posted at 10:41 PM on May 14, 2012  

I wish she would grow her hair back!! Shes such a pretty girl

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eshana

Posted at 5:23 PM on May 14, 2012  

look all i am trying to say u should have never made that step u r still young i an young to i am 12 and i would like to become a singer just like u but i have to wait till i get big

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eshana

Posted at 5:21 PM on May 14, 2012  

well if u miss been a regular girl well it your fault

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Kpp

Posted at 10:02 PM on May 14, 2012  

That makes me so mad!!!!! What is wrong with u!!!!!!!!!!!

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Jamie

Posted at 1:54 AM on May 15, 2012  

Ditto on that, Kpp.

 
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raven

Posted at 4:45 AM on May 15, 2012  

Okay, if you think that a child of that age understands all the issues with being that famous, then you need to have your head examined! She is still innocent and naive. If anyone is to blame, it’s her parents! I am not saying that it was a horrible decision, some children deal with it better than others, but if it is bothering her that much get her counseling so that she can learn to cope with it. I am not saying medicate her, but some therapy never hurt anyone and a child that young who is expressing such sadness, may need an impartial person to talk to. All you idiots out there need to shut up and find something better to do with your time than judging a 12 year old child. When I was that age, I wanted to do everything my parents were doing, and just because she has been around it doesn’t mean she understood it as well as some one who deals with it personally. It was her Parents, not her the tabloids and fans were after. I could rant on forever about this, but seriously people if you don’t have anything intelligent to say then back off.

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deb

Posted at 4:02 PM on May 14, 2012  

She’s still so young. She can still step away from the lime light & go back to it late when she’s older.

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