The Magic Mike star also revealed that she was surprised by co-star Matt Bomer‘s singing chops. “I was so shocked to hear how beautiful and soulful @MattBomer’s voice is! I loved watching his routine in #MagicMikeXXL,” she shared.
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.
Jada Pinkett Smith ‘Haute Living New York’ Behind the Scenes
Jada Pinkett Smith shows off her midriff while touching down at LAX Airport on Thursday (June 4) in Los Angeles.
The 43-year-old actress recently opened up about her close friendship with the late rapper Tupac Shakur.
“You know, it’s so funny. Now being older, I have more of an understanding of what that was between us. When you have two young people that have very strong feelings, but there was no physical chemistry between us at all, and it wasn’t even just for me! It was him too. There was a time when I was like, ‘Just kiss me! Let’s just see how this goes.’ When I tell you it had to be the most disgusting kiss for us both,” Jada shared on Howard Stern‘s SiriusXM radio show.
She added, “The only way I can put it is that the higher power did not want it at all. If Pac and I had any kind of sexual chemistry, we might have killed each other because we were both so passionate. And you know, we loved deeply. It was hard enough with us just being friends. It was volatile relationship.”
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