GMA: Jada Pinkett Smith Free Angela and All Political Prisoners
Jada Pinkett Smith dropped by Good Morning America to talk about the documentary she is producing with her husband, Will Smith, and Jay-Z, Free Angela and All Political Prisoners, about political icon Angela Davis, whose arrest and trial in the early 1970s resulted in international protest. Jada Pinkett Smith said the project came to her from a friend and she loved the idea so much, she produced it. The story is told through original archival footage and interviews.
“It is a powerful piece of American history,” Jada Pinkett Smith said. “People think they know the story of Angela Davis. And think that they know all the different aspects of that particular era. But we don’t. And I felt like Angela Davis represented such a dynamic, charismatic figure of this time and she really was in the middle of the building blocks of the America that we see today.”
GMA: Jada Pinkett Smith Bullying
Jada Pinkett Smith has spoken out about bullying young stars in the press. “I think that we have to be very careful that we’re not creating prejudice attitudes,” Jada said. She said that bullying in a way is dehumanizing the person. She questioned whether the fact that Justin Bieber is young, successful and rich makes him any less of a real person.
GMA: Jada Pinkett Smith Children
Jada Pinkett Smith said that speaking out about bullying had nothing to do with her children. She said it is about bullying toward Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Quvenzhané Wallis, who is playing Annie in the new Annie movie. Willow Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith’s daughter, was supposed to play the role of Annie in the new movie. But she told her parents she just wanted to be a 12-year-old. “That’s what I love about my kids,” she said. “That they are their own independent little people.”