Red Table Talk Stars Jada Pinkett-Smith And Adrienne Banfield-Norris Talk To Bossip
The return of “Red Table Talk” is just a few hours away and Friday BOSSIP attended a special celebration for the Facebook Watch series in Atlanta. Many of you have seen the Will Smith clips circulating from the new episodes, especially this one, where Will reveals the worst he ever felt in his marriage was when Jada cried for 45 days straight.
Well, Jada Pinkett-Smith told BOSSIP exclusively that her tears weren’t due to anything that Will did.
“It wasn’t about him,” Pinkett-Smith told BOSSIP. “It’s really misleading. I wasn’t crying because of Will. I was crying because I had created a life for myself where I wasn’t happy. It wasn’t him.”
Well that’s a relief riiiiight? Jada also gave a hint of what’s to come in the upcoming episode after BOSSIP asked her if there were any moments where she was disappointed in herself as a wife or mother.
“We talk about this a lot in the episode, so maybe I’ll save it because I don’t want to give away too much,” Pinkett-Smith told BOSSIP. “I won’t say disappointed because I always knew that I’m not really built as a conventional wife, and you’ll find out more about that when you see the episode.”
Sounds kinda spicy riiiiight? We’re definitely looking forward to what’s to come. We also asked Jada Pinkett-Smith and her mom Adrienne Banfield-Norris about the family penchant for social media — what with their dominance over Facebook and Will’s fairly new conquering of Instagram.
“I think that we’ve just been able to transfer what we do naturally,” Pinkett-Smith told BOSSIP. “We’re storytellers and we’re entertainers. So you just transfer that.”
“Will is having a blast,” Banfield-Norris added. “He is loving every minute of it. It’s what he’s good at.”
For many “Red Table Talk” viewers what we’ve come to embrace most is the transparency that Jada, her mother, and daughter bring to their audience. Pinkett-Smith told us that it was part of a natural progression for her.
“I think for me, the seven years of transformation that I’ve been going through, when you do a lot of healing, you get less fearful of sharing your story,” Jada told BOSSIP. “And you actually want to share it because you realize that part of coming through things is sharing, instead of keeping things so close to the chest.”
“I realized for me, it was when I reached out to people who were courageous enough to give me the real and not just be like, ‘Hey girl it’s gonna be okay,’ or ‘Don’t worry about it, keep pushing through,'” Jada added. “It was when they were like ‘Hey check it, this is what happened to me, this is what I went through and this is how I dealt with it.’ That right there, changed my world. It changed my world. Three times. Three women specifically that I reached out to when I was going through things in my life that kept it so real with me that it changed the trajectory of my life and kept me from making some big mistakes and I was like ‘we gotta do this more often, this is ridiculous!’ That’s why I was like ‘Gam, we got to get to the Red Table!’ Because she has been through so much, I have been through so much and even Willow at her young age, just because of the life that she’s been given at such a young age has so much to offer young women her age.”
“I think for me, the challenge for me too was to be able to put myself out there like that and not be afraid of the judgment that I felt was going to come down on me,” Adrienne Banfield-Norris added.
We love this family. “Red Table Talk” returns to Facebook Watch Monday at 9 AM PST/ 12 PM EST.
Will you be watching?