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In the long list of sentences you thought you’d never hear in 2016: Jaden Smith used to be a vampire.

That can join the other, ridiculous sentences this year like ‘David Bowie is dead,’ or ‘Donald Trump could become the President of the United States’.

Will Smith and Jada Plinkett Smith’s son has revealed that, at one point in his life, he couldn’t go out into the sunlight because he was a literal vampire. Coincidentally, it happened at the same time as his teen Goth phase.

Speaking to French fashion magazine Numéro, the 18-year-old said: ‘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.

Will Smith with his son, Count Jaden [Marion Curtis/Starpix/REX/Shutterstock]

Will Smith with his son, Count Jaden [Marion Curtis/Starpix/REX/Shutterstock]


‘Now I’m not a vampire, I’m out of this phase. I open myself up to wear brighter things, to go out in daylight. I share much more mixed energy.’

He was a vampire. A vampire. For real.

Despite having dabbled in the dark acts of Dracula himself, Jaden now wants to use his powers for good. In fact, he wants to do so much good that he ‘leaves a mark’ on the world.

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He told the mag that he hopes people will say: ‘The world was like that when he arrived, and like that when he’s gone. He is not here, but thank you.’

You will be missed, Jaden Smith, but not for the reasons you think.