Jada Pinkett Smith Explains Why She Felt She Was ‘Meant’ To Create ‘Red Table Talk’

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Jada Pinkett Smith has had quite the year so far! The 47-year-old actress and talk show host recently took home the Trailblazer Award at this year’s MTV Movie & TV Awards for her work on her Facebook Watch show, Red Table Talk.

Fellow actress Tiffany Haddish presented her with the award, praising Jada for setting “the standard for talk shows in this next century and bringing together generations on frank discussions on everything from God to sex to race,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The show launched in May 2018 on Facebook’s on-demand video service, Facebook Watch, and it’s currently in its second season. Red Table Talk focuses on bringing real (and often tough) conversations to the table through three generations of women: Jada; her mother, Adrienne Banfield Norris; and her daughter, Willow Smith.

The show also brings on guests from all over, including celebrities like Jordyn Woods and Common, among others.

In a recent red carpet interview, Entertainment Tonight reporter Kevin Frazier caught up with Jada after she accepted the MTV Trailblazer Award and asked her about being compared to Oprah after the wild success of her talk show.

“There’s only one Oprah,” Jada quipped. “This is like an evolution, Oprah is her own thing. I think [I’m] in a whole other category. I feel good to be able to create a platform that we can have these conversations that we’re having. I feel really, really honored. I feel like it’s something I’m meant to do. So it’s a good feeling.”

To see what else Jada Pinkett Smith had to say about her talk show, check out the video.

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