Jaden Smith is many things: actor, child of famous people, enlightened intergalactic space philosopher. But did you know he was also once a vampire? It’s true! Well, at least according to Jaden Smith. You know, I always pictured Jaden as more of a wise alien taking the form of a rich teenage earthling, but I was clearly wrong.
“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. I was a vampire, for real. I could not expose myself to the sun and I was only wearing black trench coats. I’m not a vampire anymore, I’m out of that phase. I’ve opened myself up to wearing more colorful clothes, to going out in the middle of the day. I share much more mixed energies.”
Jaden is a mystery wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a brochure for Scientology Juniorz, (see: that thing about “mixed energies“), so I am not quite sure if he means he was literally an actual vampire. Although I could be wrong. There is a chance I’m forgetting about that time in his life where he was chugging blood and glittering in the sunlight and summering at his family’s castle in central Romania.
Or maybe Jaden is telling the truth, but leaving out the details. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith produced a remake of The Karate Kid starring Jaden, and they reportedly tried to get a remake of Annie made starring Willow Smith. I think I’d like to choose to believe that Will and Jada were trying to get a remake of The Addams Family made starring the entire Smith family, and part of the process was having everyone channel their inner creepy. At least that would explain all the constant Gomez and Morticia-style horny married couple realness Will and Jada are always serving up.
Here’s former vampire Jaden and rest of the Smiths at the 26th Annual Environmental Media Awards in Los Angeles over the weekend.