Will Smith purposefully gave his son TREY a hard time at Saturday's (02APR05) NICKELODEON KIDS' CHOICE AWARDS - to teach him how to handle big celebrities.

Trey, 12, interviewed a selection of the stars in attendance at the Los Angeles ceremony as part of his duties as a correspondent for US TV show ACCESS HOLLYWOOD.

The ALI star says of his son, "He interviewed Halle Berry and he interviewed Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz. He did a really good job. I'm very proud of him.

"He interviewed me. I was giving him a hard time, though, 'cause I don't wanna make it easy for him. I'm one of the biggest movie stars in the world, he can't just call me and I come over and talk to him!

"I was trying to show him how you have to approach a celebrity. You have to be aggressive but you wanna respect space. I was just giving him a little lesson."

07/04/2005 03:30