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Jada Pinkett Smith talks 'Girls Trip' success

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 02:05

Jada Pinkett Smith talks about her new film 'Girls Trip' and says it's not a 'black movie'. Jane Witherspoon reports.

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It's the R rated comedy that's taken over 30 million dollars in the US in its opening weekend. Starring Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish, Regina Hall and Jada Pinkett Smith - it's a film about female empowerment SOUNDBITE (English) ACTRESS JADA PINKETT SMITH: "Because I always say that one woman is every woman, and we all share very universal themes and issues that we care about and are concerned about, and the fact that we can come together and laugh is a beautiful thing." The hit movie, directed by Will Packer, follows four college friends who reunite years later for a booze-filled trip to New Orleans. Although it stars four African American women - Pinkett Smith says it's not a black movie. SOUNDBITE (English) ACTRESS JADA PINKETT SMITH: "It's not a black movie in the sense that it's not only for black women or black people. And I think it's definitely time that we're able to break barriers." Jada added that she hopes the universal appeal of the film will encourage people to embrace black culture. SOUNDBITE (English) ACTRESS JADA PINKETT SMITH: "You know, especially in this industry black women are constantly told 'do not be black'. Now that's whether in how we behave, how we speak, how we look, what our hair looks like' you know and the fact that this is a movies that's starring black women, and it's a movie that's told through our lens, you know what I'm saying, and so through our culture, so that other people can come and embrace our culture, and embrace black culture within their culture, within their lens." Girls Trip is in UK cinemas now.

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Jada Pinkett Smith talks 'Girls Trip' success

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 02:05