Monday, May 21, 2012

Obama talks aliens with Will Smith, son Jaden

Smith alongside MIB3 costars Josh Brolin,
Tommy Lee Jones. Courtesy Sony Pictures
Last week, during a routine publicity stop at the BBC for his upcoming movie Men In Black 3, Will Smith opened up about perhaps the closest thing to an admission about aliens we'll likely ever get from a president.

In the interview, Smith tells of a visit he had with President Obama and a tour the Smith family took of the Situation Room. Smith said 13-year-old son Jaden (The Karate Kid 2010) - who is a lover of all conspiracy theories - planned on asking the prez about the existence of aliens, despite his fatherly warning not to do so. So what did Obama say when Jaden asked?

"He said, 'OK, I can neither confirm nor deny the existence of extraterrestrials, but I can tell you, if there had been a top secret meeting - and if there would have had to been a discussion about it - it would have taken place in this room."

Smith joked that his son was floored by the response - and that he still has eight or nine more months of being grounded for "embarrassing me in front of the president."

-Aaron Sagers