Jada Pinkett Smith is opening up about the pitfalls of celebrity

By Alexia Fernandez
December 28, 2018 03:44 PM

Jada Pinkett Smith is opening up about the pitfalls of celebrity.

In a PEOPLE exclusive clip of Monday’s Red Table Talk, the 47-year-old actress grew emotional as she began talking about what the show means to her.

Red Table Talk started as a passion project and I didn’t know what people were going to be ready for,” she told her daughter Willow Smith and mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones. “I just knew that I was ready, we were ready to have a different kind of conversation.”

She continued, “It’s been a blessing that there’s so many others ready for a different kind of conversation. That’s been beautiful. I feel like I’m a part of a larger community because I feel like I’m not by myself anymore.”

Jada Pinkett Smith
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Pinkett Smith grew emotional as she explained the way she chose to live her life could be lonely.

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“What my lifestyle has been, it can make you feel like you’re alone, that it’s only you,” she shared as Willow nodded. “This table has given me freedom, and it’s continuing to give me freedom.”

Red Table Talk airs Dec. 31 on Facebook Watch.