Will Smith has admitted his 13-year-old son Jaden questioned US President Barack Obama about the existence of aliens.
Dad Will told Chris Moyles on Chris’ BBC Radio 1 show that he’d specifically told Jaden not to mention aliens before they visited the White House.
“The night before Jaden said to me, ‘Dad, I gotta ask the president about the aliens’, and I’m like, ‘Dude, no, it’s not cool. Do not ask the president!’,” Will said.
Men In Black star Will added, “So we get into the situation room and Jaden gets this look in his eyes and he asks, ‘What’s my punishment?’ And Barack is starting [to talk] about this situation room and Jaden says, ‘Excuse me Mr President?’ and I’m like, ‘Hey, Barack man, listen?’ and Barack said, ‘Don’t tell me.’
“And in perfect form – and this is why he is the president – he stopped and looked at Jaden and said, ‘The aliens, right? OK, I can neither confirm or deny the existence of extra-terrestrials but I can tell you if there had been a top secret meeting and if there would have been a discussion about it, it would have taken place in this room’,” said Will.
When asked whether Jaden was still grounded for embarrassing his dad in front of the President, Will joked, “Oh, he’s still got about eight or nine more months.”