Covergirl: Jada Pinkett Smith

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The better half of superstar Will Smith is his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith who stars in the sequel of Magic Mike. She plays a Madame named Rome and you can see her fashion spread and views on playing this strong character.


Tamara Mellon halter dress

Staying open is key for Jada, who is at a point in her life where exploration is her focus. “I have no real set vision of what I want,” she says. “I simply want to be on a beautiful creative journey staying open. This attitude allowed me to participate in Gotham and Magic Mike, XXL. Once I get stuck with fixed ideas—a role like Rome could have just slipped through my fingers,” she says. of her newest role. “There is a certain freedom that I have in my life now that I haven’t had in the past. I think it has to do with having the time to grow and shed old ideas that I no longer need—and just trusting!” she says in a heartfelt, animated manner.”

 Elizabeth Franchi jumpsuit

What I tried to do with Rome is communicate strength differently—from a place that is a lot more feminine—a bit more soft and open,” she reveals. Jada’s character was added to the cast alongside Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodríguez and Gabriel Iglesias, who all starred in the original. “The part of Rome was originally written for a man,” she divulges, adding that she had apprehensions taking the part of the brothel madame, who revels and promotes sexually-charged male stripping.

 Altuzarra blouse, Alice +Olivia shorts, and Giuseppe Zanotti sandals.

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