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Jada Pinkett Smith is one hot mama in the newest issue of Net-a-Porter’s digital magazine The Edit. The actress, who will portray villain Fish Mooney on the television show “Gotham” this fall, posed it up in stunning numbers, including little black dresses by Victoria Beckham, Saint Laurent, The Row and Narcisco Rodriguez.
In the cover story, Pinkett Smith talks about her upcoming projects including coming back to television for “Gotham” and producing a documentary with CNN about human trafficking. Outside of acting, she opens up about being a wife and mother, which includes defending Willow when she posted a picture with her lying in a bed with a 20-year-old shirtless actor named Moises Arias on Instagram (“Just don’t pollute something that’s not dirty”), and those open marriage rumors, (“When you know that what’s going on in your house is so opposite [of what’s being said], and you also know that when there’s mystery, people fill in the gaps, that’s OK. We can laugh because it’s so ridiculous. But I get it. I don’t take it personally”).
Read on for more highlights from the interview including behind-the-scenes video.
On her workout routine: I don’t know if I feel better than ever. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned that its about being physical every day. You don’t have to go to the gym if that’s not your thing. You can go outside your door and walk around your block…I feel like as I’ve gotten older, I look better than ever and I work out less. I’m never in the gym for [more than] 45 minutes.
On raising her kids: I want my kids to be happy and I want them to be themselves. I was saying to a friend the other day, ‘Remember our kids are not us’. They’re not. Sometimes we’re trying to fix things that happened to us or projecting [onto then], and that’s a terrible, terrible trap.
On the value of women in today’s society: It’s really tough. I feel like the connection to the value of women on a bigger scale has decreased tremendously. Even though you look and go, ‘Women have so many opportunities,’ it’s like, ‘Yeah, but at what cost?’ Are women valued for being women, or are women valued when they have more masculine qualities? Men and women encompass both female and masculine energies, but it seems like when the feminine is present, it’s not respected.
On her marriage with Will Smith: We used to have all these rules [but] as you go on in your relationship, you just get into a flow. The thing I love is being in a place where its just like, Will, to me encompasses everything. It’s almost as if calling him ‘my husband’ is too small of a word for what he means in my life- and especially how I feel we, as women, identify the idea of a husband. I really had to mature and expand that. I think I had a very stuck idea of what a husband looks like, what a wife should be. Once I broke all of that, a whole new world opened for me and man oh man, I got to see him in all his glory. And so that’s what it’s evolved into. And I’m just ecstatic about it.
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