Will Smith is looking to inspire a new generation of young girls.
On Friday, the actor revealed the first in his new series of children’s books from HarperCollins, Fresh Princess.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the three-book series, written by children’s author Denene Millner and illustrated by Gladys Jose, stars Destiny, a strong young girl who moves into a neighbourhood and faces the challenges of adjusting to her new life.
In a statement, Smith said, “I couldn’t be more excited that the character I played for so long could inspire such a fun and empowering book for kids everywhere.”
He continued, “I know all of my children would have loved Fresh Princess growing up, and being a father who raised a strong daughter I know how important it is to see that type of strength depicted in stories. It’s what Jada and I have always championed and shown our kids throughout their lives. I’m down to follow Destiny through her growth and adventures just as I had experienced the journey of the young ‘Will Smith’ as he danced, laughed, made mistakes, and created memorable moments on his road to becoming the Fresh Prince.”
Fresh Princess is out in bookstores April 2.