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Red Table Talks Official Video Featuring Jada, Willow, Ms. Adrienne

UPDATE: Red Table Talks has been released early, May 11th.  Watch the full video below. HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!!!!

On May 13th, Mother’s Day, Jada Pinkett-Smith will release Red Table Talks. Red Table Talks is an intimate look at family, love, and relationships. In this first installment of this series, Jada Pinkett- Smith, daughter Willow Smith, and Jada’s mother, Andrienne Banefield Jones, sit down for an intimate conversation about their relationships. Three generation openly talk about hurt and pain as well as healing and love. In the trailer for the short film, Adrienne Banefield-Jones, admits to Willow that she was not a good mother to Jada.

I had mommy [Jada] when I was very young. And then, I got addicted to drugs after mommy was born. And so it was a very difficult time for us growing up with her. You know Jada did not have the kind of life that you have now. I was not a good mother…in my eyes…But I just feel like during those time, the bad times out-weighed the good. And that’s how I see it in my mind, because I was on drugs until your mom was like 17 or 18 years old. That’s a long time…

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9 Comments

  1. I loved it, loved it, loved it. It spoke to me on so many levels. I don’t watch much TV because of all the junk on but this I would watch. I loved it, people talking for real. No acting, jumping up and down, yelling at one another but talking and listening.

    I am going to watch it again with my daughter. She is adopted and her mother is addicted to drugs. I have tried to teach her to honor her mother at all time to always love and respect her. I want her to hear what you had to say Jada, I thought it was beautilful. I equally love what your mother said. Thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart.
    Seriously who do I talk to to get you on TV? Oprah, are you listening. This is what we NEED. Talk about must see TV.

    • I watched it twice too

  2. I absolutely agree all of the reality shows that are out there in this moment of time is so drama based (physical fighting as well as emotional fighting) it is so good to see that people can actually still have an intellectual conversation and make it see just as interesting I loved that Jada was even able to have such an impactful idea! It will definitely be something I keep in mind when I have daughters of my own! :)

    • But we need to support the intellectual shows more than we support the drama. That’s how we get stuff like this on TV.

  3. I can not tell you how much I appreciate realism between families with or without money. I thought this red table talk session was extremely personable and moved me.

    I feel lost at times and my voice is small. I don’t have money and don’t live a lavish lifestyle as some may do. It is nice however, to see that those people are as human as I am and deal with life as I do.

    This was extremely nice to see instead of, tabloid fodder.There should be more movement in this direction for both men and women. Maybe things like this will be more helpful to an individual than paying a high cost to see a shrink! This may even help people see they aren’t alone.

    Getting a laugh off of stupid reality tv shows will not enrich your life as much a what one can do by being real with one another.

    It was refreshing to me, because there are so many shows (reality TV) that just doesn’t show intellectual thought anymore. I hate watching bull crap about nothing that doesn’t matter and seeing fakeness.

    Thank You to the Smith Family for showing realism in your talks!

    • I couldn’t agree with you more, but unfortunately when shows like this come out, no one watches it. The blogs post what people like or what they think people will respond, too, and so do the TV networks.

      WE have to make sure we support these type of shows so that we can have more of them.

  4. This is a very beautiful thing they did.. It really makes me smile and i wish i couldve had this talk with my mother now that i am 42years old.. She was 42 when she died and had her issues with drug addiction as well. Its such a beautiful thing because as i aged in life experience and years alive, i began to understand my mama as “the woman” and not just my mother, which allowed me to understand her struggles and maybe some of the whys of her decisions.. That understanding made me love her more . Like jada’s mom believes about her child may having resentment, my mom thought the same. Sure i had moments of anger, but later i realized deep down i understood my mom’s pain in life . my issue was never of resenting… Anyway, back to my point, this is a healing forum, for not just them, but some of us as well.

    • It is a healing forum and wish more people could sit down and talk like this. Sometimes I would get angry with my mother, but at the same time she was my best friend, and we talked about EVERYTHING together.

  5. I love it. It’s the positive platform women need to discuss and resolve issues. How did I miss this? Where can I watch the full episode? I really hopes it can be picked-up by a network. Good job, Jada. Awesome, idea.

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