[FULL VIDEO] RED TABLE TALKS: Jada Pinkett Smith, Daughter Willow & Mother Adrienne GET PERSONAL About Fame, Drugs And Mothering
Jada Pinkett Smith sat down with her daughter Willow and mother Adrienne Banfield Jones for a very emotional and open conversation about family, failing as a mother, Willow regretting fame and more in the Red Table Talks. Watch the conversation inside....
In a new web series, which she hopes other families will participate in, Jada Pinkett Smith invited her family to sit at a red table and have an open conversation about their lives together (no topic was off limits). Just in time for Mother's Day, Jada hopes other families across the country will sit and have "talks" to build better relationships and stronger families. Here are the highlights (and Willow complaining yet again about how "hard" and tormented her life is as an extremely privileged 11-year-old because...she has to take 10 extra minutes to go somewhere. Yes, we know fame can be relatively hard and 11-year-old have a limited sense of reality, but someone needs a reality check about what TRUE hardship is and before this gets out of hand to the point she can't handle actual hard situations when she gets older):
Willow Smith on fame:
“If I had to change one thing about my life, it would probably be, I wouldn’t be famous,” the 11-year-old singer admitted. “Because when you’re famous it’s so hard. Let’s say if a regular girl is going to the book store, it’s ten times harder to go everywhere [when you're famous]. But some people are like, ‘Oh, it’s so easy,’ and I’m like, ‘As fast as you can get there, it’s going to take me ten more minutes to get there.’ Because I have to call security.”
Jada on "Red Table Talks"
"My belief is that communication is the best way to create strong relationships. Just for people to be able to sit down together and have a conversation, that's the power of love. Love is what sometimes holds us and binds us when we're not so happy. If we concentrate on how much we can love one another, we can get through all the other stuff.”
Adrienne Banfield Jones talking to Willow about her mothering:
"Jada did not have the kind of life that you have now. And I was not a good mother. And I know that your Mom believes that all experiences good and bad help make you the person that you are today. But I feel like during those times, the bad outweighed the good. I was on drugs until your Mom was 17 or 18 years old. I have been clean for 22 years and I went into therapy. But I felt like things that needed to be said that she needed to get off her chest. I have been so caught up in my own guilt for years."
Watch the full Red Table Talks video below: