Jada, Tiffany, Queen, And Regina Talk Being Flawed, Funny, And Vulnerable In Girls Trip
The carefree Black girl spirit is finally poised to make a debut on the big screen with the release of Girls Trip next month, and in the July issue of Essence magazine, the stars of the comedy talk about the significance of being able to finally let their hair down in a film like this.
“Because of our history in this country and how we’ve been labeled, I think we, as Black women, tend to be a little hard on ourselves,” said Jada Pinkett-Smith, who stars in the Will Packer-produced comedy about a group of old friends and the shenanigans they get into on their way to Essence Festival alongside Queen Latifah, Regina Hall and Tiffany Haddish.
“That feeling of always having to be on point has prevented us from being expansive in how we see ourselves and how we allow ourselves to be entertained, but I think we’re getting to a place where we’re afforded the opportunity to kind of cut loose and see all the wonderful colors of who we are,” she told the mag.
“In this film we are flawed, funny, vulnerable and out of our minds! We go way over the top, just to remind people that it’s comedy.”
Click through to see the individual covers of Queen, Regina, Tiffany and Jada and head over to Essence.com for more highlights from this cover story before the issue hits newsstands Friday. Girls Trip will be in theaters July 21.