You will be seeing a lot more of Jada Pinkett Smith on social media, but not because she’s about to finally get an Instagram page like husband Will. Sorry.
According to Deadline, the 46-year-old actress inked a deal with Facebook for a show called Red Table Talks. The series will be shared on Facebook Watch. On it, Smith will team up with her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris (formerly known as Jones), and daughter Willow for a talk show where the women will reportedly speak on social issues and major news, sharing their perspectives as an inter-generational family. The show will be executive produced by Ellen Rakieten, Miguel Melendez and Pinkett Smith, herself.
This idea seems to stem from the Red Table Talks short film Pinkett Smith put together back in 2012. It featured all three women having “an intimate and honest conversation about love, life, fame, and family.”
Getting to share openly and honestly what she thinks about what’s going on in the world around her is not new for Pinkett Smith. She has used social media over the years to call out a lack of recognition of the work of actors of color by major awards shows, and she’s never been afraid to talk about her past. We’re definitely looking forward to the conversations after what the first offering of the Red Table Talks managed to showcase. Pinkett Smith is also pretty excited as well:
This big news comes after it was announced that Smith, who was none too pleased with the fact that Girls Trip co-star Tiffany Haddish didn’t receive any love from the Golden Globes recently, was added to the list of jurors (alongside Oscar winner Octavia Spencer) for this month’s Sundance Film Festival. We’re sure her outspokenness played a part in her spot as a jury member. Husband Will Smith was on the Sundance jury in 2016.