facebook
twitter
search
search

'Collateral' role is right for Jada Smith

Aug. 5, 2004 at 1:12 PM

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Jada Pinkett Smith plays a confident go-getter in "Collateral," character traits the Hollywood actress said she really has.

"I've always been someone who wanted to consume the world in one big gulp," Pinkett Smith told the New York Daily News.

The actress plays Annie, love interest to Jamie Foxx's character in "Collateral," opening Friday at U.S. theaters.

"Jada has this unique charisma in real life and I believe that's conveyed in her character. We meet Annie in the beginning of the film, and she has to make an extremely strong impression on us because we're not going to see her again until very much later," said director Michael Mann.

"I don't have it in me to play helpless. Most actors would say that's the exact role I need to take. But it's so outside of who I am. I've worked very hard to enhance who I am. Maybe I've softened the edges a little bit, but I haven't altered the essence of myself," Pinkett Smith said.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Prince William and Kate Middleton's daughter Princess Charlotte has been christened
USA Network renews 'Suits' for a sixth season
'The Chew' to tape five episodes at Disney's Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
Watch Kate Hudson sing 'The Star-Spangled Banner' for the 4th of July
George Takei apologizes for calling Clarence Thomas a 'clown in blackface'