Jada Pinkett Smith Talks 'Magic Mike XXL' in 'Haute Living'!
Here’s what the 43-year-old actress had to share with the mag:
On her strong female roles: “People tell me that I always play strong women. In all honesty that is probably where I am restricted in my creative pursuits. I have no idea how not to be strong, and I don’t know if I have the desire to. I tend to gravitate towards strength energy lines.”
On her character Rome in Magic Mike XXL: “What I tried to do with Rome is communicate strength differently—from a place that is a lot more feminine—a bit more soft and open. The part of Rome was originally written for a man but after getting on Skype with Channing and director Greg Jacobs, I knew their intentions were pure. One of the biggest selling points for accepting this role was Channing saying—and I’m not quoting—that there is a way to make the adult entertainment industry responsible. First of all, Channing has a huge influence in this industry—the idea that he has the guts to tackle this subject was a real selling point for me.”
On adult entertainment: “‘Adult entertainment’ seems like a nasty phrase, but we communicated it in a responsible way. I think it’s a beautiful film.”
Also pictured: Jada spotted arriving at Craig’s restaurant for her Haute Living Magazine Cover Celebration on Thursday (June 18) in West Hollywood, Calif.
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