Jada Pinkett Smith gets emotional after taping a new episode of ‘Red Table Talk,’ telling fans, ‘You never know what people are going through.’
The 50-year-old actress took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a lengthy written post, which was accompanied by a teaser of the upcoming episode of her show.
“There is so much more that lies beneath all of us that our assumptions and perceptions cannot agree,” proclaimed Pinkett Smith.
“If we think we know . . . We block our chance of really seeing someone who may need to be seen differently from how they present themselves,” she mused.
The star was specifically referring to her Red Table Talk interview with April Simpkins – the mother of the late Miss USA Cheslie Kryst – which is due to appear on Facebook Watch on Wednesday.
However, her words could be construed as a subtle message to fans amid wild speculation about the state of her relationship with husband Will following his meltdown at the Oscars.
In fact, the Instagram post is the best the actress has written publicly since her spouse stormed the stage at the March 27 ceremony and spectacularly punched comedian Chris Rock in the face after he made a joke at the expense of Pinkett Smith .
In a separate teaser for the new Red Table Talk episode, which was posted to Facebook, Pinkett Smith joins her daughter Willow Smith, 21, and mother Adrienne Banfield Norris, 68, to interview a Simpkins bereaved.
The daughter of the Simpkins beauty queen, Kryst, 30, fell to her death from her Manhattan apartment building in January after a battle with severe depression.
Kryst was a high profile contributor to the television show Extra. Her death caused grief from stars like Billy Bush and Gayle King.
In the teaser, Simpkins says that Kryst’s bubbly demeanor has disguised her inner demons.
“I think what shocked so many people when you saw her on TV, she was smiling, she was effervescent,” says Simpkins. “That was Cheslie, but Cheslie was also battling depression, which she was hiding.”
“Have you seen any early signs?” Willow Smith asks the distraught mother, who replies, “I did it, I knew it, but I didn’t know how serious it was.”
“She took the right steps. . . seeing a counselor sleep well at night,” she said. “She knew all the steps to take.”
Simpkins also revealed that her daughter had previously attempted suicide but seemed to be feeling better before her tragic death.
Back in February, Simpkins released a statement about her daughter’s death, saying, “I’ve never known pain so deep. I am changed forever.”
“You were more than a daughter – you were my very best friend. Talking to you was one of the best moments of my day. Your smile and laughter were contagious.”
Meanwhile, Pinkett Smith hasn’t directly addressed her husband’s infamous Oscar slap.
The ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ star was recently spotted out in Mumbai, India, amid reports that he still hasn’t apologized to Rock for the on-camera attack.