If you haven’t had the chance yet to catch Jada Pinkett Smith’s new family Facebook Watch series, Red Table Talk, do yourself a solid and binge-watch the entire backlog. Since launching in May, the show has already amassed 2.5 million followers (and counting) — loyal fans who rave about how authentically and honestly the series addresses modern issues like body image, friendship, sex, parenting and, well, everything in between.
Pinkett Smith first teased Red Table Talk during an October 2017 interview with us, letting it slip when asked whether she’d consider a talk show that she was “in discussions.” Now, the direction of those discussions has simply shifted from off camera to on camera and from professional to personal.
Nothing is off limits on the series, which sees three generations of women hold space for each other: Pinkett Smith, her mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones and Pinkett Smith’s teenage daughter, Willow Smith. As Pinkett Smith explains in the show’s premiere, Banfield-Jones is “old-school,” Willow Smith is super-new-school and Pinkett Smith falls right in the middle. It’s that dynamic that undoubtedly speaks to so many families.
So prepare to be hit with some “real talk” (as Pinkett Smith and her mother both like to say) because here are some of the most candid revelations to come from Pinkett Smith.