Jaden, who plays the character Dizzee on the show and who delighted in making fun of his father’s choice of clothing on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, said that he nevertheless understood the fashion choice of people during that time in music. Jaden Smith feels that people were trying different things with their clothing choices, such as the way his character would put all sorts of buttons and accessories on his vests, and even experimented with painting his pants. The After Earth actor and famous celebrity teen felt that The Get Down was a project that could impact pop culture in a meaningful way.
Jaden Smith spoke on what attracted him into doing the show, speaking particularly about the diversity of the ensemble cast. Calling director Baz Luhrmann a “visionary,” Jaden Smith said that he was drawn to the project because he knew that it would impact culture in a “crazy way.”