Jaden Smith Said He Hoped to Star in a 'Love Story' Movie Opposite This Famous Actor
Fans who follow the Smiths know Jaden Smith well. The young star got his start as an actor alongside his father, Will Smith, in The Pursuit of Happyness. Now, he’s branched out into music, fashion, and art — and it seems there are plenty of other famous folks he hopes to work with in the future.
Back in 2013, he noted there’s one female actor he’d love to work with — and it could be on a “love story.” Here’s who he name-dropped.
Jaden Smith got his acting start by starring alongside his dad, Will Smith
With such famous parents as Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, Jaden was always destined to be a star. And he got his start when Will needed someone to play his son in the 2006 drama, The Pursuit of Happyness. After Will explained what the movie was about to Jaden, Jaden said he could play the part. He later auditioned and won the crew over.
“They whittled it down to 50 and he made the cut, and after that he was unshakable,” Will said, according to Tucson.com. “I was in his corner, but I didn’t have his back. He earned the job himself, and that’s the way it’s supposed to be.”
Jaden explained the process while visiting The Ellen DeGeneres Show after the movie came out, too. “They couldn’t really find anybody. They were like, ‘Hey, Jaden, wanna do a movie?’ I was like, ‘Sure,’” he told Ellen DeGeneres.
Jaden said he’d like to star in films — and possibly romantic comedies — with Chloe Grace Moretz
Jaden has big plans for his future. While he got his big break in Hollywood, it’s all been uphill from there, as he’s had plenty of successes in his music and clothing lines. Back in 2013, he talked to Cambio and answered fan questions regarding his life, hopes, and dreams as well. And one fan asked Jaden who he could work with in Hollywood for future films if he had his pick of anyone.
“They want to know, if you could star in a movie with anyone, who would it be?” the reporter asked Jaden on behalf of fans.
Without missing a beat, Jaden responded with, “Chloe Moretz.”
“Why?” the interviewer asked.
“Because I think she’s a phenomenal actress.”
“And have you gotten to meet her?” the interviewer continued.
“No,” Jaden answered. And he then continued on by explaining the type of movie he’d hope to star in with Moretz if he could choose. “Probably, like, an action movie,” the star continued. “I love action movies. I think they’re really cool. Or, like, a love story movie. I’ve never done a love story movie before. Like a romantic comedy or something like that.”
Moretz and Jaden both posed for a Louis Vuitton 2020 fashion shoot
It looks like Jaden finally might’ve had the chance to meet Moretz thanks to fashion. According to Daily Mail, Jaden, Emma Roberts, Jennifer Connelly, Billie Lourd, and other stars posed for Louis Vuitton designer Nicolas Ghesquière’s 2020 collection back in January. And Moretz was there, too.
This was no ordinary fashion show, either. Instead of walking the runway, the models were posed in the new clothes and photographed to look like they were part of the cover for a horror/sci-fi movie or book.
It seems Moretz and Jaden aren’t actually in any photographs together, though, so we’re not sure if they connected through this shoot. And it also doesn’t look like acting is high on Jaden’s priority list anymore, as he’s ultra-focused on music and his own fashion line. Even so, perhaps Moretz and Jaden will get the chance to collaborate in the future, as Moretz is certainly still interested in chasing juicy roles in Hollywood!
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