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Jaden Smith says it's an honor that people think he's crazy

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Jaden Smith’s next project — Baz Luhrmann’s musical drama The Get Down — finds the actor diving into the world of late 1970s-New York. But, according to his recent interview with GQ, he’s dedicated to “being like one of the craziest human beings to ever exist.” 

The 17-year-old After Earth star explained how he and his sister, Willow, are scientists, experimenting with Twitter and various interviews (like their infamous T Magazine interview last year) in order to gauge the reactions of others.

“It’s fun, bro. That’s what a lot of people don’t realize,” Smith said. “It’s fun. It’s so much fun. It’s the best thing. 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, you know what I’m saying? I don’t think I’m as revolutionary as Galileo, but I don’t think I’m not as revolutionary as Galileo.”

Smith also discussed fame, Mystery School (a.k.a home school), and where he hopes to be in the next decade. And while he intends to go to college, he’s been planning to dip out of the spotlight since the age of 13 in favor of a bigger purpose.

“It’ll be kind of like Banksy,” the actor said. “But in a different way. More of a social impact. Helping people. But through art installations. It’ll be like, ‘This just happened that helped a bunch of people over here. We don’t know who did it, but these symbols and things were left around, so we can only guess that it’s Jaden and the squad.’ You know what I’m saying? So I’m just dedicating my whole life to helping the world.”

For the rest of the interview, head on over to GQ