The Smith siblings continue to spew amazing one-liners

By Ariana Bacle
August 30, 2016 at 03:43 PM EDT
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Jaden and Willow Smith already seem pretty cool — or, at the very least, fascinating — but the elder sibling claims they reached their coolness peak before they became media sensations.

“Nobody knows that Willow and I were much, much cooler before,” Jaden, 18, said in an interview with Pharrell Williams for Interview magazine. “Like, before people were looking at the things that we were doing, we were so much more, like, method with fashion. We really went all the way. We went the extra mile on everything because there was no one was looking at us.”

Although the Smiths have always been in the spotlight in some way — Jaden’s starred alongside his dad, Will, in movies like 2006’s The Pursuit of Happyness, and Willow, now 15, debuted the viral “Whip My Hair” in 2010 — the two have spent the more recent past making headlines for their off-kilter quotes. After a particularly wacky interview with magazine in 2014, Time even went ahead and made a poetry generator using bits from the story.

And the pair is still full of big ideas: They use their interview with Williams to ask questions like, “Where is the love?” and vouch for the power of social media. “… There’s people, like me and Jaden, who want to utilize social media to elevate the consciousness of those people who feel like all they want from social media is to be famous,” Willow said. “Like, you can actually be a voice. You can actually say something that’s inspiring and not just make people feel like you need to buy things and be a certain way.”

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