Kevin Hart and Will Smith took over Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red table For Fathers’ Day.
Jada, Gammy and Willow should be happy with the brutally honest conversation that Red table has become synonymous with since its debut in May 2018.
It all started when Hart showed up at least an hour late for check-in, which Smith says allowed him to ask more personal questions “about his past two years.” “We were going to avoid some of these things, but now I’ve become authentic Red board questions “, the former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air mentionned.
Once they finally sat down, Smith and Hart jumped in with Hart’s new Netflix drama. Paternity. But it wasn’t just a promotional stop, as Hart promised he had come here to answer some serious questions. The two discussed their experiences with fatherhood, both as children and fathers, and Hart eventually addressed the elephants in the room.
“It’s so hard to bother me,” said the 41-year-old actor, stand-up comedian and producer. “But when your kid shows disappointment, shows emotion, shows ‘I don’t understand why’ and you have to have these conversations? Well, now your head falls for the first time. And now you have realized that there is another emotional cord that can be pulled over you that no one else has the privilege of touching. “
Hart explained that his eldest of four, Heaven, 16, did just that when it was revealed that he cheated on his then pregnant wife Eniko in 2017:
“When my wife and I went through what we went through, and all the cheating, my conversation with heaven… it was a conversation like no other. Finding my daughter. Making my daughter understand that I was sorry, that I made a mistake. It was real. To understand, like, I’m still a daddy. You know? … My daughter was tough on me. Until this day! Until this day my daughter is tough with me. My daughter don doesn’t play games with her dad, man! “
Smith then went on to say that he and Jada “have been very open” with their children – they share Jaden, 22, and Willow, 20, and Smith and Trey, 28, from a previous marriage – about everything. . “We had a couple [scandals] than reaching the children before we have a chance, and that’s excruciating, “he added.
This led Hart to bring up the controversy of December 2018 where his anti-gay tweets from 2009-11 resurfaced and prompted him to step down from hosting the 91st Academy Awards:
“I’ve never been able to approach kids first. You know, when it all started to happen with the LGBTQ + community, and the misconception of me and what I was and what I am and how I feel, my daughter was so upset because she couldn’t understand how people would think this about her father. And it was so hard because that’s when I began to realize how much of an impact my fame had on my home.
Hart also spoke out against “canceling culture” for Sunday Times earlier this month.
Full Red table the episode is available here.