Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah Join Regina Hall in ‘Girl Trip’
Actresses Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah, last seen together in the 1996 film Set it Off, are set to reunite in the upcoming Will Packer dramedy Girl Trip. Both actresses are reportedly in final negotiations to join Regina Hall who was cast earlier this year.
Jada Pinkett Smith Reprises Fish Mooney Role on Gotham
With Gotham’s second season almost set to wrap up, yet another season one fan favorite will be returning to the show. Actress Jada Pinkett Smith, who plays mob boss Fish Mooney, will return in next week’s penultimate episode, according to the latest promo released by FoxTV.
Jada Pinkett Smith, who was once a child star herself, says she is not worried about her children, Jaden and Willow, entering the entertainment business at such young ages. During a recent interview with Closer magazine, Jada said she and Will look to protect their children, but do not seek to control them.
Read what Jada has to say below about her very eclectic style of parenting.
Jada on Willow’s relationship with Lady Gaga:
“Willow’s blazing! I love the fact that she has an affinity with Lady Gaga. I think those relationships are healthy for her. “
Jada on the public’s concern that her children are growing up too fast:
“I see my children as little people, not necessarily people to control. You’ve got to help them develop and become individuals. You have to find out who they are but enforce boundaries to keep them safe. She’s simply being creative. I’m not worried about her growing up too soon.”
Jada on balancing work and family:
“I’m very clear about what my priority is and that’s my family. I used to struggle juggling work and family at the beginning. It’s hard when you change from being single to married to being a mother. But now I’m turning 40, I’ve found a peaceful compromise. I feel very content.”
Jada on how she remains emotionally grounded:
“In my spare time, I love to do yoga and outside sports with the kids like hiking and snowboarding. I like spending time with them in nature but that’s not really Will’s thing. Although he does like bugs!”
As much as I admire and respect Jada Pinkett Smith, seeing her on the cover of Essence Magazine was the equivalent to seeing Halle or Mary J. Blige on the cover. All three sistas have covered the magazine numerous times but c’mon now… isn’t it time to find some fresh new faces? I’m all for supporting a sista, and with Hawthorne pulling in better than solid rating for TNT, Jada is definitely worth acknowledging as it’s star and producer. Still- variety is the spice of life and Essence could use a bit of spice.
Getting back to the cover(s) for just a moment; Jada has two of them. The actress is naked on one cover and dressed on the other. Jada says she stripped down to teach her daughter and all women about positive body image and loving themselves no matter what.
Both issues will newsstands June 11th and we’ll have inside scans when they do.