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Willow Smith On Why She Passed On ‘Annie’: ‘I Wanted To Chill’



Willow Smith has a darn good reason for why she passed on the remake of ‘Annie’ … She wanted to rest.

Smith, who at one point was considered to star as the Little Orphan, tells V Magazine why she turned down the role. “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,” Smith said.

In the excerpts from her interview, exclusively obtained by E! News, the young star also revealed that she wants “to do it different than the world’s ready for.” “I’m enjoying just being independent and doing my own thing,” the 13-year-old explained.

The seventh grader is definitely doing her own thing and it appears as though music is at the top of her list. On Monday, Willow and her older brother Jaden released a new track called, 5. In the song, Willow sings about what else … Love.

And while Willow decompresses and puts out new music, Oscar nominee, Quvenzhane Wallis has been hard at work filming for her role as Little Orphan Annie. The 10-year-old has been filming in New York alongside her co-star, Jamie Foxx who took on the role of Daddy Warbucks.


Review: ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Is Bigger & Better Than The First



If you liked Kingsman:The Secret Service, get ready for The Golden Circle. Hands downs this Kingsman is bigger, badder and better than the first.

Director Matthew Vaughn really takes it up a notch and gives fans much more action and fight sequences. Right off the top we see Eggsy (Taron Egerton) in this amazing car chase scene that will have you applauding as soon as the Prince track ends.

And while we’re talking music the film has an amazing sound track. And if you didnt know, Elton John is also in the film acting and singing some of his classic tunes.

What I also loved were the new editions.  Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, Jeff Bridges and Pedro Pascal who play the Statesmen – the American version of the Kingsman –  and the dynamic between the two is pretty comical. Vaughn really explores the difference between the two cultures – mannered men in suits versus macho men in jeans and cowboy boots.

Then there’s Julianne Moore who plays the villain, she’s like this maniacal Martha Stewart esque drug lord and she’s quite good at it.

Now there are some obnoxious moments (like that sex scene between Egerton and Poppy Delevigne).  But I think that’s the point. This franchise is all about turning the spy genre on it’s head and introducing the younger generation to a new type of Bond flick … And we think they are going to love it.

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