Tom Cruise seemingly avoids Will Smith.
The duo were once the best of friends, but it seems that their relationship has soured over the years. According to sources of Fandom Wire, Smith has been trying to reconnect with Cruise in hopes of collaborating on a new project that would help revive his career. But Tom Cruise has been avoiding Will Smith like the plague, refusing to even respond to his messages.
Tom Cruise is seemingly not willing to associate with Will Smith
The reason for Tom Cruise’s avoidance seems to be twofold. First, he is wary of any Hollywood friendships and wants to maintain his reclusive lifestyle in the United Kingdom. In addition to this, Cruise is concerned that associating with Smith could potentially drag him down and harm his reputation.
Will Smith’s recent behavior hasn’t exactly helped his case either. He sparked controversy last year when he slapped comedian Chris Rock during the live broadcast of the Academy Awards. While he eventually apologized for his behavior, Chris Rock is still bitter about it.
Sources close to the actor claim that Tom Cruise sympathizes with what Will Smith has been through but is not willing to risk his own reputation by associating with him. He believes that collaborating with Smith could potentially harm his own career, which he has worked hard to build over the years.
Will Smith, on the other hand, sees a collaboration with Tom Cruise as a potential lifeline for his career. He is reportedly willing to fly to London to meet with Cruise and discuss potential projects. But so far, Cruise has remained steadfast in his refusal to even respond to Smith’s messages.
The source reveals that “Will has approached Tom several times,” but Cruise “doesn’t even write him back.”
“Will has approached Tom several times, trying to reconnect and see if they can hang out and brainstorm on some projects together. A solid movie with Tom would guarantee Will’s comeback, or so he thinks. Will has even offered to fly to London if that’s more convenient, but Tom isn’t biting and doesn’t even write him back.”
For now, it seems that Tom Cruise is content to maintain his distance and avoid any potential drama that could come from associating with Smith.