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Jada: I’ve no desire not to be boss

Published 16/06/2015

Jada Pinkett Smith
Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith says she has no desire not to be strong, and prefers to take on roles that see her explore female dominance.

The 43-year-old actress is known for taking on dominant female roles in projects such as Gotham and the upcoming Magic Mike XXL.

And Jada has revealed in a new interview her gravitation towards these kind of parts is not something she ever wants to change – because she likes being the boss in all aspects of her life.

“In all honestly that is probably where I am restricted in my creative pursuits," she told Haute Living magazine. "I have no idea how not to be strong, and I don't know if I have the desire to."

Jada is married to fellow actor Will Smith, with whom she has two children in addition to stepmothering his son from his first marriage.

But while she and Will have both achieved more fame through their union with each other, Jada insists she’s not a fan of several aspects of being a household name.

"I've been having a lot of ego deaths lately that are connected to this idea of a celebrity," she said.

"That's a thing I have to contend with in this business: you have to crash and burn to [become] a more authentic [version of yourself] - being who you are instead of whom you want people to think you are!"

Female empowerment is something Jada feels incredibly strongly about. And she said when it comes to living her daily life, she prefers to run it by sticking to her intuition.

“A woman needs to be deeply connected to herself and her family, and has got to trust herself," she said. “It's about staying present and adjusting the formula, which comes in a million forms.

"Women need courage to be able to step out of the box and be who they are meant to be.”

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