Jaden Smith on His Time as a 'Vampire': 'I Could Not Expose Myself to the Sun'

Jaden Smith was a vampire back in the day, but has since moved on to embrace daylight.

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I am a vampire. Now that we have that out of the way, we can fully appreciate this recent Jaden Smith cover story with French magazine Numéro in which Smith too confesses to a bout of casual vampirism. But not, like, that kind of vampire. This is more of a fashion-forward vampire rocking mean trench coats while ignoring the annoying sun.

"During a period of my life, I was Gothic," Smith said, according to an excerpt from New York Magazine. "I was only wearing black and I was hiding from the sun because I was a vampire." When pressed about clarifying the exact type of vampire to which he was referring, Smith detailed the proper vampire attire.

"I was a vampire, for real," Smith toldNuméro. "I could not expose myself to the sun and I was only wearing black trench coats." The trench coats proved to be merely a phase, however, as Smith added he's no longer doing vampire stuff. "I open myself up to wear more colorful things, to go out in daylight," Smith said.

Smith recently broke down his both his pre-vampire fashion vibes to Interview magazine, noting that his and Willow Smith's style confidence comes from their parents allowing them to experiment from an early age. "Nobody knows that Willow and I were much, much cooler before," Jaden said in August. "Like, before people were looking at the things that we were doing, we were so much more, like, method with fashion. We really went all the way. We went the extra mile on everything because there was no one looking at us. We've been through the roof, with ludicrous fashion ideas since we were extremely young."

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