Jada Pinkett Smith famously had a special bond with Tupac Shakur so it’s no surprise that the actress has imagined what it would be like to have the late rapper as a guest on her hit series Red Table Talk.
The Girls Trip actress has struck gold with her Facebook Watch series, which has so far featured jaw-dropping interviews with the likes of Jordyn Woods, Leah Remini and her own husband Will Smith, since its launch in 2018.
But perhaps no one would make as entertaining a guest as Tupac, who was known for his complex thoughts and certainly had a way with words.
Of course, the Dear Mama rapper died in September 1996 after being killed in a drive-by shooting aged 25, but Jada has still dreamt of their Red Table Talk interview.
Speaking to Metro.co.uk, Jada explained: ‘If ‘Pac was still alive, we would probably talk about everything.
‘He would probably live on that show. I know him. He would be like, “Yo, we gotta talk about this, this week, did you see what happened? We gotta go to Sweden, did you see A$AP [Rocky]? They got him all locked up, we got to go”.’
Yep, that sounds like something Tupac would do.
It doesn’t stop there as Jada, 47, admits that Tupac would be such a great guest that she’d likely give in and create a male version of the show just for his close friend.
‘I’d probably have to do a Red Table Talk specifically for ‘Pac,’ she joked.
‘I’d probably do a male version of Red Table Talk with ‘Pac. I would have done that with him because he would have just been so great for something like that.’
She added: ‘So maybe we would do the Red Table and the Blue Table for him.
‘I would probably have created a table for ‘Pac on his own. For sure.’
Now that would have been epic.
Red Table Talk sees Jada bring on a celebrity guest each episode to discuss a topic, such as marriage and sex, with her mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones, and daughter Willow Smith, marking three generations in their family.
Aside from Tupac, Jada’s list of dream guests is pretty short as she would rather focus on creating a compelling conversation rather than the a-lister sitting in the hot seat.
The Gotham star explained: ‘You know what, it’s not like that for me. Because the red table has to be a table that you want to come to.
‘I can’t want you to be there. Very rarely am I reaching out to someone to come to the table. A lot of times you’ve got to wait for people to reach for you. It’s that kind of thing.’
Confident in her series, Jada admitted: ‘Thank goodness that the table isn’t celebrity dependent because it’s a storytelling show. Red Table Talk family, they’ll listen to anybody who has a story and it’s not about celebrity.’
The show does rely on the guest being as open and transparent as they can while discussing important topics, but not everyone has been ready to share their story after sitting at the table.
‘It takes so much courage and it’s not an easy place to be. The thought of coming is not easy but once you get there…,’ Jada said.
‘We take great care of people. Even if you talk about something that you don’t want aired, I nix it. People have come and done the table and decided that they don’t want to air the show.’
New episodes of Red Table Talk coming September, exclusively on Facebook Watch.
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