Will Smith has said his children want to follow in his footsteps and become film stars.

Speaking to People magazine, the Independence Day star said his daughter Willow wanted a role in his new film I Am Legend, after seeing brother Jaden act on the big screen.

Commenting on his daughter's acting ambition, Smith said: "She has a drive. She has an energy and she just connects to human emotion. I think a big part was probably [seeing] Jaden after The Pursuit of Happyness. She saw what Jaden did, and she was like, 'I want that.'"

Smith, who has also achieved success in music and television, added his daughter was already impressing film crews with her work ethic.

The 39-year-old actor joked both his children had different acting ambitions. He told People his son Jaden wanted to do serious roles as he "loves acting", while revealing fame is what appeals to his daughter.

"Jaden is [like] Johnny Depp," Smith said. "He just wants to do good work . . . He loves acting, he just wants to make good movies.

"And Willow is Paris Hilton," he added, laughing. "Willow wants to be on TV."

03/12/2007 07:07:27