Photo: Miguel Reveriego/Vanity Fair
She likes Doc Martens, he likes drop-crotch pants, and they both prefer to take the road less traveled. Whom do we speak of you might ask? As if you couldn’t tell from the photo: They are Willow and Jaden Smith, progeny (this word sounds more scientific than offspring, which is obviously fitting) of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith, and both were named to Vanity Fair’s “Next Wave of Hollywood” list.
Along with 21 other young Hollywood up and comers Willow and Jaden were honored as rising talents who “have a huge variety of major projects on the horizon, from new spins on classic fairy tales to high-profile sequels to some of the summer’s biggest potential blockbusters.”
For Jaden, that means the next installation of “The Karate Kid,” which he filmed with Jackie Chan, but Willow’s next project remains a mystery–her IMDB page lists nothing after a short stint on 2009-2010’s “True Jackson, VP.”
Outside of their projects, which are sure to garner major buzz just by association, we’re impressed with Willow and Jaden’s polished, more grown up looks. Long gone are the days when Willow was whipping her hair back and forth, and Jaden admits to trying to stay away from his phone as much as possible (so does that mean no more interesting tweets?). The Smith kids are growing up, and we like the look of it.
Check out the behind-the-scenes video of Willow, Jaden, Zoe Kravitz and the 20 other young actors Vanity Fair calls “Hollywood’s Next Wave.” Get to know all the actors in the July issue of the magazine–Shailene Woodley is on the cover, you won’t be able to miss it.