Will Smith at EMANCIPATION European Premiere

Will Smith Mocks The Punctuality Level Of His Kids During Red Table Talk

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By Afouda Bamidele on December 14, 2022 at 8:30 PM EST

Will Smith is shading his kids for their prompt arrival — or lack thereof — to taking over the "Red Table Talk."

The actor, who has been on the mend since physically assaulting comedian Chris Rock at the Oscars earlier this year, is no stranger to showing off his children  — Trey, Jaden, and Willow — in public. In fact, fans have become accustomed to seeing him gush about their blooming acting or music careers. However, he ported to tow a new road on Wednesday morning.

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Fans Side With Jaden After Will Smith's Post Shows Him Arriving Late To Set

Will Smith at 'Emancipation' UK film premiere

After many years of gushing about his grown-up children and their accomplishments on his social media pages, Will is doing something different. To that end, The Fresh Prince posted an Instagram reel to show viewers his kids' punctuality levels to a "Red Table Talk" filming. 

Written across the clip were the words, "Let's see what time my kids get to Red Table Talk. I told them to be here at 1 pm to start filming at 2." As it turned out, the 54-year-old's third child and only daughter, Willow, was the first to arrive on the set of the Facebook Live show at 12:31 pm.

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Next was Trey, whom the four-time Grammy Awards winner referred to as the "Most Dependable Son," who arrived at 12:46 pm. Last in line was Jaden, who looked unbothered as he strolled to the set in a white shirt, black jacket, and blue jeans at 1:54 pm.

The clip ended with Will turning the camera on himself and his kids, laughing excitedly. The dad of three aptly bantered under the post, "Jaden is never late, nor is he early, he arrives precisely when he means to."

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A look at the comment section revealed that people were on Jaden's side with his ideology about time being a construct. While one supporter claimed, "Jaden isn't late. Everyone is just early," another added, "I am Jaden and Jaden is me. Is time even real?" and a third joked, "Jaden likes to keep the tension and the mystery of what time he will arrive!"

Meanwhile, an irritated person chimed, "'Time is a construct' is a way of saying, 'I have no respect for the time of others, and they should simply wait for me.' I can't stand people who think like that."

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The hilarious post comes on the heels of the "Bad Boys" actor revealing how committed his "Emancipation" co-stars were to authentic acting in the period drama. Will particularly remembered the moment a co-star improvised by spitting on him while they were on set, Will said:

"One of the first days on set, there is a scene with one of the actors, and he leans down in my face and says, 'You a cold one, ain't you?' and then he ad-libbed."

After simulating the action by pretend-spitting on Willow, he continued, "I was like, 'Makeup!' No, but it was like ... I was like, Whoa, every actor on this set was taking it really, really seriously."

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The film, which was released on December 9, has received a mixed reaction from critics, earning 45% on Rotten Tomatoes. However, beyond that are people who are not ready to watch Will on the big screen due to his involvement in the infamous Oscar slap.

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For those people, The Blast reported that the "Gettin' Jiggy wit It" hitmaker admitted, "I completely understand that if someone is not ready, I would absolutely respect that and allow them their space to not be ready."

The 'Six Degrees of Separation' Star Praises Makeup Artist For 'Emancipation' Work

Smith gave fans a behind-the-scenes look at one of his looks for "Emancipation" when he shared a shirtless picture of himself on Instagram. The actor had put up his hand to highlight the blood-like whip marks that spread from his upper chest to his abdomen.

The same art was drawn on his elbow, some of his fingers, and his forehead. As for his costume, the Screen Actors Guild Award winner looked like an enslaved man in his black pants, mini afro, and matching goatee.

Per The Blast, the "Men in Black" actor credited the mastermind, Judy Murdock, for the flawless work in the caption. Fans reacted positively to the post, giving it almost two million likes and thousands of comments.

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