LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Willow Smith poses at The Drop: WILLOW at The GRAMMY Museum on September 26, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sarah Morris/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
Willow Smith's Gorgeous Hollywood Transformation
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Growing Up
Growing up with famous parents was not something Willow Smith wanted, nor was it something that she found easy. She shared that, "Growing up and trying to figure out your life [...] while people feel like they have some sort of entitlement to know what's going on, is absolutely, excruciatingly terrible."
Future Willow
Living in the public eye has its challenges, and Smith has revealed just how much she longs to escape it. Pharrell Williams chatted with Smith in 2016, and when he asked her where she sees herself in ten years, she said, "I see myself in the mountains somewhere in a tent cooking a squirrel."
Whether or not she asked for it, Smith's parents' fame gave her a platform. After becoming an ambassador for Chanel at 15-years-old, Smith told The Telegraph, "I know a lot of girls that look like me feel that they're not beautiful and feel like they don't have a place in the media or a place in the world. I want them to know that's not true."
In an interview with Girl Gaze, Smith agreed with the consensus that she and the other post-millennials are part of the most anxious generation. She said, "We look on our phones and we see people dying right next to us and we're sitting there about to go get a latte — it breaks you down."
Marriage and Kids
Smith told Refinery29, "I'm not obsessed with getting married or having kids. Gender norms put people in boxes and don't allow them to really get to their full potential as a human being." She credited her open-minded and out-of-the-box perspective to her mom, Jada Pinkett Smith.