Jada Pinkett-Smith joins Willow Smith for intimate family chat

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May 02, 2012|By Jill Rosen | The Baltimore Sun

Jada Pinkett-Smith is inviting the world to listen in on an intimate family conversation with her daughter and her mother.

The three generations -- Pinkett-Smith, Willow Smith and Adrienne Banfield-Jones -- sat down this year around a round, red table and taped the talk that ensued. They just released the trailer for the short film they made from the discussion which they're calling the "Red Table Talks."

The Baltimore-born actress and her family are calling it "an intimate and honest conversation about love, life, fame, and family."

The trailer, online now and not quite two minutes long, hints at what could be a revealing conversation between the three generations.

It opens with Pinkett-Smith's mother saying to Willow, whose head is nearly shaved clean and what little hair she has is dyed magenta, "You know, Jada did not have the kind of life that you have now. I was not a good mother."

While that might be the most powerful admission, it's not the only one.

Pinkett-Smith talks about how happy her daughter was to find out her show, "Hawthorne" had been canceled because it meant more time with mom.

"Name one time when we've been alone, doing something, all three of us," Willow says at one point to her two elders with a sad look on her face.

The short film will debut online on Mother's Day, May 13. Pinkett-Smith is considering doing more Red Table productions and making it a series.

"I think if you hear our stories, you really ain't gonna be too scared to tell anybody anything," Pinkett-Smith says, erupting into giggles with her mom.

Most who've watched the trailer and commented seem impressed.

One wrote: "Great idea if you can get the honesty without anyone trying to kill someone. lol That's what would happen in my family. I wish we could do this though."

"The preview is moving," said another. "Can't wait to see the whole thing."

Watch the trailer:


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