Variety's Power of Young Hollywood Party hit the carpet in Los Angeles last night to highlight the magazine's annual issue of the same name, which honors and profiles some of the youngest names in Hollywood making the biggest splashes.
This year's honorees included Camila Cabello, who's hot on the music scene with her newest collab with Shawn Mendes, "Señorita"; Stephan James, the 25-year-old actor who's worked on "Race," "If Beale Street Could Talk" and "Homecoming"; and my man of the hour, Cole Sprouse, who's thriving as broody Jughead Jones on "Riverdale," now filming its fourth season.
Now, normally I'm a big proponent on the Ban White Suits Brigade, which I just made up, but Sprouse may just be changing my mind. The "Five Feet Apart" star stunned me in a white suit jacket and matching pants, and dare I say he looked sharp.
White suits aren't new, but I'm not a fan of even the most dapper fellows in La La Land wearing them. Like Bradley Cooper, for example:
Not good, Brad.
Sprouse is a name in everyone's mouths lately, what with rumors swirling about his relationship with co-star Lili Reinhart. The two have been super sarcastic on social media about said rumors, as they both posted a photo from a W Magazine shoot on Instagram, with Reinhart's caption reading, "BREAKING: A reliable source has confirmed that none of you know sh*t," and Sprouse's reading, "UNPRECEDENTED: Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart consume the flesh of ‘reliable sources’ to fuel their bacchanalian sex cult."
Sprouse actually directly addressed these rumors on Variety's carpet, telling Entertainment Tonight, "I don't care [about the rumors]. That's the nature of our industry. I think you have to poke fun of it a little bit. It's kind of something you sign up for, but as long as can keep it light and fun, it's all good."
Plus, Reinhart made it all pretty clear when she posted a sweet tribute to her beau on his birthday:
Ignoring the gossip, Sprouse has made a name for himself as an artist to be reckoned with -- the Variety profile is all about how he's re-emerging in Hollywood on his own terms after taking a hiatus. His photography career is evolving right alongside his acting one, and his fashion game is stellar, white suit or not. Of course, part of that involves a piece of bread, but we won't judge; everyone needs snacks.
Post-Disney Channel, he told Variety that he's glad to be seen as separate from his twin brother, Dylan; they needed to grow out of the "kitschy twin thing."
"I think it’s a little embarrassing when people do that at my age,” he said for the Young Hollywood feature. "Twins reach an age where they either choose to be fully-formed individuals or they choose to become ‘The Shining’ twins, which is really terrifying and I’m just glad my brother and I missed whatever fork in the road that was.”
That being said, both twins have admitted that they'd like to work with each other again -- they already have a great Twitter roast thing going on -- in a way that suits both of their respective talents and that doesn't just harp on being twins.
"I don’t think we’ll be working as twins ever again, like cast in a role. But I think we both would be fine working together, whatever that means," Dylan told Variety. "I think the truth is, we’re both perfectionists in what we do. When it comes to him especially, he’s got a very good eye in terms of photography and I think he would be a great cinematographer or director."
So, as far as I'm concerned, these two can do -- and wear -- whatever they want.