Jada Pinkett Smith was 'on the verge' of retiring from acting before landing Gotham role

Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith has credited Gotham for reigniting her passion for acting.

The 48-year-old starred as Gotham City gangster Fish Mooney in three seasons of the Batman spin-off series from 2014 to 2016. Prior to landing the role, Jada had considered turning her back on acting once and for all, but told Fox News that the show helped her realise she was made to be a screen star.

Asked if she'd ever experienced a time in her career where she'd felt like giving up, Jada replied: "There was definitely a time in my career, or have been several times, that I put it to the side and had no intention of returning... But Gotham kind of sparked me in a new creative way to bring me back into the industry, because I was definitely on the verge of letting it go, for sure."

Jada has found success more recently with her Facebook Watch series Red Table Talk, which sees her interview celebrities alongside her mother Adrienne and daughter Willow.

Demi Moore appeared on a recent episode of the show to discuss her memoir Inside Out, alongside her daughters Rumer and Tallulah Willis, and Jada added to Fox News that she loved seeing the relationship Demi now has with her girls.

"It's absolutely beautiful," she said. "And it's inspiring and you just recognise that relating is a process, you know? Because as our kids grow and as we grow and as we learn more things, there's so much more blossoming and blooming that can occur in relationships.

"You never arrive anywhere, it's always just going and growing and getting more and more beautiful. So that is the beauty that our relationships have to offer if we're open to it. And in order for that to happen, you have to have very candid, real conversations in order to get to the next place of your relating."


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