In an interview with the Huffington Post, Jada Pinkett-Smith, who will return for the third time as “Gloria” the Hippo in Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, explains how her family upholds a “no competition” standard in their household.
When asked about the timing of Madagascar debuting just a few weeks after her husband Will Smith‘s Men in Black 3 premiere, Smith says,
“You have to understand what it takes for us to exist as a family. It’s like every success belongs to every single family member, because of what we do as a family to help one another and to support one another. So we’re never in competition. Men In Black did really fantastically well, and that’s what the summer’s about. There’s room for everybody.”
Jada went on to explain that she and Will do plan to star in an upcoming film together, which they’re currently working on this year.
The entire Smith family currently has their rendition of Broadway classic Annie in the works, alongside Jay-Z who will produce the film’s soundtrack.
“(Willow) has new music that’s coming out this summer and she’ll be jumping back on tour. So you can expect some new tracks coming from Willow and Jaden. And I think they’re doing a tour this summer as well..She definitely wants to put an album out, but we’re trying to give her space to grow as an artist. Which is another reason why I adore Jay-Z, because he really understands that process. He’s so artist-friendly, and he has so much love and respect for Willow. And he’s doing such a fantastic job being in partnership with us, in regards to her career and really helping her develop as an artist.”
– Regina Smith