Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Keeping It in the Family after Earth; Father and Son Take on the World

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Keeping It in the Family after Earth; Father and Son Take on the World

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FATHER and son Will and Jaden Smith team up in their second on-screen collaboration in After Earth.

Jaden takes on a much more mature and physically demanding role in the post-apocalyptic sci-fi adventure film compared to his young feature film debut in The Pursuit of Happyness.

The 14-year-old plays Kitai, who is struggling with life in the shadow of his father Cypher, a renowned warrior.

Will, who produced his sonas 2010 film The Karate Kid, is one of After Earthas producers as well as its big-name star.

In this Q&A, Jaden talks about his biggest role to date.

Q: Did you do a lot of physical preparation for After Earth?

A: I did. I did four months of training before the movie. I had to train a[pounds sterling] hardcore swimming, running, rock climbing, all types of crazy things. …

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