It seems Jada Pinkett Smith is bringing “Red Table Talk” back for another season.
The Facebook Watch talk show features Jada, her daughter Willow Smith, and her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris. The show’s fifth season is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, April 20.
It’s not clear whether or not the show will discuss the infamous Oscars slap from the new trailer, but it did tease plenty of celebrity guests.
Jada Pinkett Smith Brings On New Celebrity Guests For ‘Red Table Talk’
As the New York Post noted, the first celebrity guest that will be opening the season is Janelle Monáe, who is expected to talk about her coming out at the age of 32. Her father’s drug addiction is also expected to be discussed. Monáe said, “I’m super honored to be here” and will be joined by her mother, Janet Hawthorne.
Another mother-daughter duo that will be featured this season is Kim Basinger and daughter Ireland Baldwin. This marks Basinger’s first interview in over a decade. Basinger is expected to discuss her highly public divorce from actor Alec Baldwin, who has made headlines for the “Rust” shooting that led to the death of cinematography Halyna Hutchins last October.
“I went through a very heavy-duty, out loud… when you’re in a public divorce,” Basinger said of their public split. Ireland is also expected to talk about her struggles with anxiety and the “different kinds of abuse” that she’s been through.
Jada Pinkett Smith Brings On Mother Of Late Miss USA Cheslie Kryst
Earlier this year, Miss USA and Extra correspondent Cheslie Kryst tragically took her own life. Her mother will be appearing at the table to talk about her daughter’s struggles with depression and the fallout after her death. In the video, her mother says, “I walked through the door and just collapsed in my son’s arms” after she learned of her daughter’s tragic death.
Another episode will be dedicated to victims of fraud. One victim featured will be Ayleen Charlotte, who was a victim of Netflix’s “Tinder Swindler” Simon Leviev. Barbara Corcoran will also talk about being the victim of a scam. Rachel DeLoache Williams, author of “My Friend Anna” will also open up about Anna Delvey.
There have been over 100 episodes of the “Red Table Talk” and the series has even won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Informative Talk Show in 2021. The hosts were also named as TIME’s “Most Influential People of 2021.”
In a previous tell-all episode of the Red Table Talk, Jada opened up about how she “cried down the freaking aisle” when she got married to Will Smith.
Jada Pinkett Smith Reveals That She Didn’t Want To Marry Will Smith
During a recently unearthed 2018 video of Facebook’s “Red Table Talk” series, Jada admitted that “I never wanted to be married” and said that she was “crying down the freaking aisle” when she tied the knot with Will Smith on New Year’s Eve in 1997.
“I was under so much pressure, you know, being a young actress, being young, and I was just, like, pregnant and I just didn’t know what to do,” Jada recalled as she described how her mother convinced her to marry Smith when she was pregnant with their first son, Jaden.
“I really didn’t wanna get married,” Jada said while sitting around the table with her mom, known as “Gammy,” Smith, and their daughter, Willow.
“We only got married because Gammy was crying,” Smith told Willow.
Jada added, “It was almost as if Gammy was like, ‘You have to get married, so let’s talk about the wedding.’”
“I remember feeling very strongly and wanting you guys to be married,” Adrienne said. “I do remember [wanting you and Will to get married] but I don’t remember your rejection of the idea of marriage. I remember the rejection of the idea of a wedding but not of a marriage.”
Apparently, the wedding did not go according to plan. Even her mother called the wedding “horrible,” explaining that “[The wedding] was a mess. Jada was sick, she was very unpleasant … She didn’t cooperate with anything.”
“And I was so upset that I had to have a wedding,” Jada insisted. “I was so pissed I went crying down the freaking aisle. I cried the whole way down the aisle.”