Jaden Smith Used to Self-Identify As a Vampire

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Jaden Smith, former vampire.Photo: C Flanigan/FilmMagic/Getty

In his 18 years upon this earth, multi-hyphenate prodigy Jaden Smith has been many things: Actor. Philosopher. Millennial prophet. Fashion disrupter. Genderfluid crusader. Ecofriendly water-bottle magnate. To that impressive list of credentials, we now add: Vampire.

“During a period of my life, I was Gothic,” Smith told French fashion magazine Numéro. “I was only wearing black and I was hiding from the sun because I was a vampire.”

When the interviewer asked him to clarify, Smith doubled down. “I was a vampire, for real,” he explained. “I could not expose myself to the sun and I was only wearing black trench coats.”

Now that he’s a little older, he’s out of that phase. “I open myself up to wear more colorful things, to go out in daylight,” he said. Sunlight: It’s liiit.