Jaden Smith, the son of mega blockbuster actor Will Smith, is known for his eccentric style and wild, often nonsensical statements (perfect example). Personally, I don’t really care what the kid wears or what he says but a lot of people seem to thrive on seeing what strange sayings come from this budding philosopher, which is we’re going to talk about his latest admission that came about during an interview with French magazine Numero.
Talking with the magazine, Smith proclaimed, “During a period of my life, I was Gothic… I was only wearing black and I was hiding from the sun because I was a vampire.” Apparently this also led to him wearing black trench coats and avoiding direct contact with sunlight as much as possible. But if you thought this was something to be concerned about and that we needed to gather bulbs of garlic, a few wooden stakes, and maybe call up Simon Belmont for some backup, fear not. “Now I’m not a vampire, I’m out of this phase… I open myself up to wear more colorful things, to go out in daylight. I share much more mixed energy,” the young actor admits.
Look, I’m all for admitting that we go through phases in our life. Hell, I did the whole goth thing during high school. I had the long black trench coat, I wore steel-toe boots, I listened to pretty much nothing but angsty metal and weird industrial/goth electronica, and I even had those black pants with zippers all over them (none of which led to anything except for the fly) from Hot Topic. But was I a vampire? Fuck no! I was a kid going through something that felt right at the time. I didn’t enter any sort of delusion of grandeur whereupon I thought I was some sort of mythical romantic creature. Jeez Jaden, get ahold of yourself.
Thanks to ProjectCasting for the quotes.