Jada Pinkett Smith may be pigeonholed into playing “strong women” on both TV and film, but the Hollywood star who features on the latest cover of Haute Living says those roles just come naturally to her, according to E! News.
“People tell me that I always play strong women…In all honesty, that’s probably where I am restricted in my creative pursuits. I have no idea how not to be strong and I don’t know if I have the desire to,” she told Haute Living magazine. “I tend to gravitate towards strength energy lines.”
The 43-year-old also opened up to the magazine about the ever-changing dynamics in her home life, including being a powerful female role model for herself and for her children saying:
“My family is my priority. If my family is stable and everyone has what they need, then I look at a way to fit in a creative endeavor,” she shared.
“My kids are becoming older and there is less of a need for me to remain stationery. I really look at what is happening [in my family] and stay present—the formula is always shifting.”
“There is no one way to do it! A woman needs to be deeply connected to herself and her family, and she has got to trust herself.”
Pinkett Smith continued, “It’s about staying present and adjusting the formula which comes in a million forms. Trust takes courage—happiness takes courage; it’s not easy!”
And Jada’s final message for all the ladies out there is:
“Women need courage to be able to step out of the box and be who they are meant to be.”