Tom Cruise and Will Smith were once the best of friends, but it seems that their relationship has soured over the years. According to sources close to the actors, 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.
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. Second, 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 made headlines last year after slapping 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.Source: Radar Online