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

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