Jada Pinkett Smith Has Her Own Hairdresser After “Nutty Professor” Wig
- Jada Pinkett Smith said the wig she wore for “The Nutty Professor” was “a rough wig.”
- The actress said the wig maker decided that the roots shouldn’t be straight, but the hair should be straight.
- “It was the last time I didn’t have my own hairdresser,” added Pinkett Smith.
Jada Pinkett Smith said she had her own hairdresser after an unpleasant experience with a wig on the set of her 1996 film “The Nutty Professor”.
“They put me in crazy wigs for sure, where people didn’t know enough about black hair to know how to make wigs and what wigs should look like,” she said of the comment. from his own experience in movies and photo shoots the latest episode of “Red Table Talk” on Facebook Watch, released Wednesday.
“The Nutty Professor” was one of Pinkett Smith’s first movie roles. She played the role of Carla Purty, Eddie Murphy’s onscreen love interest, in the comedy.
“It was tough,” she said of the wig worn for the movie. “It was tough because, the woman who made that wig, she missed the mark.”
“She believed that the roots shouldn’t be smooth, but the hair should be straight,” Pinkett Smith recalls. “She was like, ‘Well, usually black women don’t have straight roots.’ And I said, “Oh no, we do. Either we straighten it with a hot comb or we perm it. “But she didn’t believe me. So she did it with roots that weren’t straight, but the hair was.”
“It was the last time I didn’t have my own hairdresser,” she added.