Pinkett Smith thought the conversation—which has been watched over 33 million times since it aired in March—would make the situation worse for the model.
Remembering back on the interview, Pinkett Smith told Metro, “What was interesting about that one is I didn’t know if I would be able to do her justice because she’s so close to me.” She continued, “I really wanted to see if someone else would do the interview because I also didn’t want it to feel exploitative.”
Pinkett Smith had reached out to the 21-year-old model about doing the interview due to drama that was happening behind-the-scenes, which was encouraging Pinkett Smith to defend Woods, Metro reports. “A lot of things transpired behind-the-scenes that made it imperative that we do it,” Jada explained. “I really tried to wait to see if anybody else could do it. I felt like it was so new. I felt like, you’ve got one shot and I don’t know if I’m the best place for that because of our relationship.”
She added, “Like I said, there [were] so many things that transpired behind the scenes that it had to be done.”
Back in March, Woods appeared on Red Table Talk and opened up about what happened between her and Khloé Kardashian’s then-boyfriend Tristan Thompson. During the interview, Woods admitted to kissing Thompson at a house party and seemingly took responsibility for her actions.