By peoplestaff225
Updated March 08, 2007 01:50 PM
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Thandie Newton took advantage of the downtime on The Pursuit of Happyness set by escorting her on-screen son, Jaden Smith, 8, his sister Willow, 6, and her own daughter, Ripley, 6, on playdates around the Bay Area.

While Jaden has followed his parents, Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith, into acting, Thandie doubts Ripley and her 2-year-old daughter Nico will do the same, although they love visiting their mother on set.

Thandie and her husband, director Ol Parker, have been married for nine years.