Will and Jada’s 13-year-old daughter, Willow Smith, will not be playing Annie in a remake of the musical classic. That reality has left many feeling low, but the teen actress says she has her reasons.
In a new interview withV Magazine, which was included an impressive shoot with Karl Lagerfeld, who most recently shot Rita Ora, Willow – who looks radiant in the images – says that she turned down the role in the remake because she just wasn’t ready.
“I just wanted to chill, and be at home, and decompress, and just find out what I wanna do and where I stand on this planet, with the little tiny place we have,” Willow said in the interview. “I just feel like I want to do it different than the world’s ready for. I’m enjoying just being independent and doing my own thing.”
Check out a few of the images from the magazine shoot below.
As for her style, Willow says it’s all about spontaneity.
“I can never tell what I’m gonna wear,” Willow said of her signature style. ”I kind of just put on whatever feels right. Sometimes that’s Converse and a T-shirt, sometimes it’s Givenchy heels and leather pants.”
And of Lagerfeld, she says that he’s “very, very friendly and open. I thought he was gonna be really mysterious, like peering over his glasses, evaluating. But he was just awesome. I don’t have words, because he’s such a huge icon.”