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Why Hollywood Won’t Cast Jaden Smith Anymore


Jaden Smith was once a promising actor, but
something happened on his rise to fame to cause him to disappear from the spotlight. While children of Hollywood stars often find
it difficult to step out of the shadows cast by their famous folks, Jaden has been doing
everything in his power to create his very own shadow since the moment he was old enough
to perform. But as Jaden grew from a young boy to a young
man, his relationship with Hollywood began to sour. The early box office promise he’d shown all
but vanished, and the actor/rapper/philosopher has been distancing himself from Hollywood
ever since. “I miss my dreads, right? But they’re still on. Like spiritually, they’re there, and spiritually
I can behind them, but you just can’t see them.” After Earth aftermath Even if you’ve never seen 2013’s After Earth,
chances are you’ve heard of it. The disastrous sci-fi blockbuster starring
Will and Jaden Smith as father and son cost $130 million to make, but only returned $60
million domestically — and landed an embarrassing 11 percent Critic Score on Rotten Tomatoes. “What was I supposed to do?! What did you want me to do?!” Will told Esquire, “That was the most painful failure in my career. […] My son was involved in After Earth,
and I led him into it. That was excruciating.” Jaden even won Worst Actor at the Razzies
the following year. “And the Worst Actor goes to… Jaden Smith!” Odd reputation In 2014, the hacker group Guardians of Peace
stole a bunch of sensitive information from Sony Pictures — and among the hackers’ haul
were private emails between executives. Most of the headlines were about big time
stars, but Will Smith’s kids also came up in conversation. According to Us Weekly, TriStar executive
Tom Rothman emailed former Sony head Amy Pascal a link to an interview that the Smith kids
did with T magazine, writing, “1. Read this […] 2. they r home schooled: don’t let this family
date your movies!!!” In the T mag interview, Jaden theorized, “Your mind has a duality to it, so when one
thought goes into your mind, it’s not just one thought, it has to bounce off both hemispheres
of the brain. When you’re thinking about something happy,
you’re thinking about something sad. When you think about an apple, you also think
about the opposite of an apple.” The youngster then went on to claim he could
manipulate time, saying, “It’s proven that how time moves for you depends
on where you are in the universe. It’s relative to beings and other places. But on the level of being here on earth, if
you are aware in a moment, one second can last a year. And if you are unaware, your whole childhood,
your whole life can pass by in six seconds.” The then-16-year-old Jaden gave a number of
unconventional interviews over the next few years, each one as baffling as the last. “My whole life revolves around educating myself,
and just letting more- and educating the people around me so that we can all be happier.” In 2015, he told GQ that he had built his
own pyramid from scratch, saying, “The tip is missing, but the whole structural
thing is built, and it sits at 12.5 feet tall. I’ll Instagram a picture of it once this comes
out, so people know what I’m talking about.” The following year, Jaden told Pharrell Williams
that “nothing is real” during their chat for Interview magazine. “The ones who know, know. But the ones who don’t know, just don’t believe.” Science over cinema After the crushing disappointment of After
Earth, Jaden’s movie career seemed to be over before it had really even begun. It would be three years before he acted again,
and during his time away, Jaden and his sister became more interested in the pursuit of scientific
knowledge than they were in making movies. He told GQ that he and his sibling had started
their own mystery school, saying, “Plato, Pythagoras, all these students had
mystery schools. And what they learned in there was sacred. Like, you couldn’t say the word ‘dodecahedron’
[…] outside of one of the mystery schools or they would, like, kill you or whatever. Because it was such a sacred shape.” The celeb even compared himself to scientific
pioneer Galileo, saying, “People think you’re crazy — I feel like
it’s an honor, actually, for people to think I’m crazy. Because they thought Galileo was crazy, too. […] I don’t think I’m as revolutionary as
Galileo, but I don’t think I’m not as revolutionary as Galileo.” “Strawberries aren’t berries, but bananas
are, and so are watermelons and avocados. How?” Under critical review Jaden once referred to himself as, quote,
“the future of music, photography and filmmaking,” a claim that angered a number of journalists
in these fields. For the New York Post, Kyle Smith wrote of
the star, “Jaden’s primary activity these days seems
to be trying to be the black Boy George, minus the talent.” It wasn’t the first time a journalist had
suggested that Jaden was all talk and no talent. The New Yorker wrote of his performance in
After Earth, “Jaden, though agile and skillful, isn’t a
charismatic actor; he doesn’t put a lot of personality into the part, and he doesn’t
have a deft way with the dialogue.” Cinemixtape was similarly critical of the
young star’s performance, predicting: “Jaden would do well to bottle some of his
dad’s charisma for his next go-round. If he wants a career in film, he’ll need to
do better than this.” ‘No support’ in L.A. After failing his driving test in 2017, Jaden
took to Instagram to share his disappointment with fans. But his thoughts quickly turned from driving,
to life in Hollywood: “I’m about to move out of L.A. […] There’s
just nobody here that’s really like supporting the youth or the youth’s creativity and the
things that we want to do.” A few months later, Jaden moved out of his
parents’, quote, “compound” and into a $4 million estate in the quiet, gated community
of Hidden Hills, California, which reportedly stopped being so quiet after his arrival. One resident told Daily Mail, “This was a quiet neighborhood, but Jaden
and his entourage are turning it into their own personal kingdom. He has a sense of entitlement. […] He doesn’t care if security reprimands
him or gives him a warning, he just continues to do whatever he pleases.” Netflix ‘n fail Not long after he moved into his $4 million
pad, Jaden received word that Netflix was pulling the plug on The Get Down after just
11 episodes. He’d played graffiti artist Marcus “Dizzee”
Kipling on the show, which was created by Baz Luhrmann at the eye-watering cost of $190
million. “I see lights in the darkness! Yeeeaaaah!” But luckily for Jaden, he had another project
lined up with Netflix… An anime ‘train wreck’ While some of Netflix’s original anime series
have been getting rave reviews, others haven’t been received quite as warmly. “Knock, knock. It’s me, Kaz. I brought you a big Toblerone.” Created by Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig,
2017’s Neo Yokio stars Jaden as a vain “Magistocrat” who spends his days socializing and his nights
hunting demons. “Fashion is not a commodity.” “Oh yeah? What is it, then?” “It’s a glimmer of hope in a cruel world!” Polygon reported the show’s real fault was
in the writing, with the review: “Kaz is an easy character to hate because
he’s based entirely on Jaden’s Twitter persona. His philosophical statements are eye-roll
inducing and every moment of exaggerated teenage angst results in you muttering ‘give me a
break’ under your breath.” Geek.com called Neo Yokio a, quote, “mesmerizing
train wreck” and a “glorious failure.” All about the music Jaden has announced new musical projects on
several occasions, but he never seems to go through with them. In 2016, he tweeted that he wanted to become
a K-Pop star. And even though he confirmed he’d be dropping
a K-pop single, the track never materialized. In April 2017, he said that he, his sister,
and his girlfriend Odessa Adlon were starting a rock band together, even posting a preview
of a track… [music playing from computer speakers] …But nothing ever came of that either. Then, in November 2017, Jaden finally dropped
the album he’d been working on all these years. “How long has he been working on this damn
song?” The 17-track SYRE: A Beautiful Confusion received
mixed reviews from critics, but those who didn’t like it, really didn’t like it. Pitchfork called SYRE a… “Paranoid fantasy that mixes new-age thinking
with apocalyptic rhetoric. […] It would be generous to call this kind
of songcraft scatterbrained.” Jaden finally revealed his true intention
for SYRE, telling Vanity Fair, “I want that vibe to come across so that people
can say, ‘Hey! Everybody […] isn’t always happy 24/7.’ Because people like to think, ‘Oh, there’s
certain people in the world that just have it all and they have perfect lives.’ But that’s just so not true. And this is a big shine on that.” “It’s like duh-nuh-nuh,duh-nuh-nuh,duh-nuh-nuh,duh-nuh-nuh. That’s exactly what it sounds like.” Can he turn it around? Jaden has been quietly re-establishing himself
as an actor over the years, securing low-key roles in two feature films in 2018: Skate
Kitchen, and Life in a Year. And he plans to tour North America promoting
his album, in early 2018. The rapper also intends to release a deluxe
a cappella edition of SYRE in 2018, and to also drop its follow up ERYS before the end
of the year. So, while he might not have been cut out for
a career in Hollywood, don’t expect Jaden Smith to go quietly. Or to stop sharing his genius. “50 percent of human DNA is shared with a
banana. Unbelievable.” Thanks for watching! Click the Nicki Swift icon to subscribe to
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