Will and Jada Smith and their two talented children shone on the red carpet for the premiere of “Free Angela and All Political Prisoners” at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Will and Jada have lent their considerable influence to the picture, which tells the story of activist Angela Davis and her imprisonment in the 1970s. Will Smith is a big admirer of the project’s director, Shola Lynch. The Smith family posed for pictures on the red carpet with both Lynch and Davis herself, the retired University of California Santa Cruz professor and two-time Communist Party Vice Presidential candidate who is one of the most enduring symbols of the Black Power Movement in the 1060’s with her trademark Afro. The Afro is now curly and reddish-gray, but Davis still looks like the woman who became a lightning rod for conservatives 40 years ago.
Sporting a curve-hugging white backless dress, Jada seemed to be enjoying the red carpet most of all as she cavorted with adoring fans, posing for pictures and signing autographs.Director Shola Lynch, left, and Angela Davis join Will and Jada on red carpet
In the current issue of Essence, the 40-year-old Jada dispelled any rumors of a possible divorce from Will.
“It seems like that happens at least once a year, or at least once every two years—it’s rumored that we’re getting a divorce,” Pinkett said in the September issue of the magazine. “But no, we’re not getting a divorce. Where am I going to go? That’s my boo. It’s like another part of me.”
As the mother of two famous children, Pinkett understands that living a life under the microscope comes with the territory. Beyond the talk of her relationship with her husband, she deals with the constant criticism of her daughter, Willow, 11.
“How people feel about Willow is how people feel about Willow. But what I’m most concerned about is how Willow feels about herself,” said Smith. “She’s an independent, courageous, genius, talented little girl. I’m happy for her, that she can just be who she is.”