Sony Exec Makes Fun of Jaden, Willow Smith in Leaked Email

Willow Smith, Jaden Smith

Sony Exec Makes Fun of Jaden, Willow Smith in Leaked Email

Urges studio chief to avoid projects with any of the Smiths.

Published December 15, 2014

Angelina Jolie, Kevin Hart and now Will Smith's kids. The hit list of Sony Pictures executives insulting stars now includes Willow Smith and Jaden Smith, the Daily Beast reports. The site has uncovered a lengthy correspondence buried in the thousands of leaked emails between the studio executives that reveals Tom Rothman, head of Sony subdivision Tri-Star Pictures, and studio co-chairman Amy Pascal taking shots at the famous teens.

In an email from Rothman to Pascal dated November 18, 2014, Rothman forwarded a link to the Smith kids’ eyebrow-raising interview with the New York Times' T Magazine along with the note: “1. Read this. 2. they r home schooled: don’t let this family date your movies!!!”

The jabs are surprising considering Jaden Smith's success for Sony with his Karate Kid remake, and his father Will Smith’s long-standing relationship with the studio, which goes back to 1997’s Men in Black, and also includes box-office smashes like Hitch, The Pursuit of Happyness, and Hancock.

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Written by Evelyn Diaz


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