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Jada inspired by Sharon Stone

Jada Pinkett Smith was inspired by Queen Latifah's recent interview with Sharon Stone and logged onto Facebook to share what she learned from their sit down.

The 41-year-old actress is producing Queen Latifah's forthcoming talk show for America's CBS network and Sharon recently taped a guest segment for the programme.

Jada took to Facebook at the weekend to share some of the talking points, revealing the Basic Instinct star inspired her to urge fellow females to be bold and "woman up" in the face of fear.

"She spoke about the idea of how our culture cultivates desperate women," Jada explained. "This rang so true for me for we all have suffered at the hands of desperation, especially in our relationships with men.

"Many of us have been taught to believe that how people treat us is a direct reflection of our self-worth so we become desperate about our looks, desperate about whether he is being faithful, we become desperate about being good enough."

Jada, who is married to actor Will Smith, shared her own struggle with gaining self-confidence.

The mother-of-two realised over the years part of embracing who you are means letting go of being a people-pleaser.

"My journey towards 'womaning up' has taught me that how someone treats you is a direct reflection of who THEY are and that I have to be responsible in feeling good about myself in order to create good feeling experiences," Jada continued.

"Once I took on this responsibility for myself, I no longer carried the weight of desperation in needing to be good enough.

"It's time to woman up and be rid of desperation with knowing that being good enough gives us the power to stand alone and to also choose wisely the people we decide to love, without the influence of desperation."

The Queen Latifah Show is scheduled to debut Monday.

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