BOSSIP Exclusive: Jada Pinkett Smith Talks ‘Magic Mike XXL’, Being A Milf & Her ‘Blessed’ Smash Sessions

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Jada Pinkett Smith Talks “Magic Mike XXL”

On today, July 1, fans of the original “Magic Mike’s” man grinding and schlong shaking will be treated to a second helping.

“Magic Mike XXL” is hitting theaters and reuniting Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez and Gabriel Iglesias as the “Kings Of Tampa” who want to end their careers as male entertainers but not before one last eye bulging performance.

With that in mind, the crew packs up to head to Myrtle Beach for a convention but make a pit stop in Savannah and encounter a tempting entertainment palace owner named Rome; enter Jada Pinkett Smith.

Below Jada, whose one-liners and steamy sexual tension with Channing Tatum dominate the film, dishes on her role to BOSSIP and several other outlets on her role being initially intended for Jamie Foxx, her MILF status and her “blessed” sex life.

 

 

On her character’s relationship with Magic Mike:

It’s simple, it’s a romance gone wrong. Her going with Mike to help him with his show is a reconciliation for all that’s happened in the past, it’s letting grudges go. People come in to your life, they show you things, sometimes it goes right, sometimes it goes wrong. She’s doing great and Mike was a good friend to her so she can do this favor for him. So it’s closing that chapter.

On Rome initially being written with Jamie Foxx in mind:

The role was originally written for a guy, it was originally written with Jamie Foxx in mind. There were some scheduling issues and Channing called me. One thing that Channing did say was that; ‘whenever I thought about Magic Mike in Vegas  I always imagined a woman as the female MC so I wanna change this role and I also want to bring a sense of responsibility to this component of adult entertainment.’ And I was like, ‘that’s a radical idea, that’s a wonderful challenge. I’m down for that.

On her reservations taking this role:

I had some reservations because of my work with human trafficking. What I realized in my human trafficking advocacy is that this industry is going to exist, the sex industry is going to exist. So instead on focusing on ‘we gotta make sure we shut these industries down’, I was really into that idea like’ why don’t we just bring some responsibility to it. The idea that no matter what somebody’s doing they should be treated like a human being. I really wanted Rome to encompass an energy to show that a woman can have a sense of self respect, dignity and demand that from whoever she’s dealing with in a sexually charged environment. Entertainment in this realm doesn’t have to be about degradation, it should be about celebration.

On her “Magic Mike XXL” cast mates:

Twitch is phenomenal, Donald Glover was fantastic and working with Channing was really great, he flows a lot of power to the artists around him so they can shine. People in his position usually want to keep that shine for themselves. He really gave Joe a platform, he gave Matt a platform. He’s really giving in that way, it was a pleasure working with them all.

On being considered a MILF at 45:

I love the idea that people can still see an older woman as attractive. I feel as an older woman we do get more attractive. As a young woman you’re thinking that everything you are on the outside [matters], what your hair looks like, how much flesh am I showing; but as you get older, your wisdom is what makes you attractive. I just love that people can recognize that and of course as an older woman you wanna keep your physical in shape as well but you know that that’s not everything.

On her sex life:

My grandmother was talking to me about sex when I was 6 because she had been taken advantage of. She was one of the first women in Baltimore city to advocate for sex education in school and was one of the first people to actually teach sexual education in Baldwin public schools. Because of her and what she taught me; I’ve had a blessed sexual life. [Laughs] I’ll leave it at that.

On Michael Strahan (and his gold lamé booty shorts):

Michael Strahan was giving me life. I told him, you’ve got everybody  else fooled thinking football was your only career. When this movie comes out there’s some tapes somewhere [that’s going to come out], this is not your first rodeo. I had so much fun with Michael, the one thing I learned about Michael being on that set was that he has a true affinity for people. He just loves people, he has such a good time. Who knew that he would do what he did [in the film] so well?!

 

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