That moment when you see Jada Pinkett Smith, and get on your hands and knees and pray to god that you look that great at her age. She literally looks the exact same as when she appeared in my favorite movies, Jason’s Lyric and Set It Off! Jada looks so effortlessly fabulous and fierce on the July cover of Haute Living. Will Smith is one lucky man!!!!
The 43 year old actress stars in the upcoming ‘Magic Mike XXL‘ movie and she opens up to Haute Living New York about her role as Rome, adult entertainment and more.
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.”