Jada Pinkett Smith candidly talks sex, advocacy and elevating energy

Jada Pinkett Smith is just about every sister’s girl crush. The screen siren commands every room she enters, on and off screen. At least that was my experience when she arrived for our one-on-one interview at the St. Regis hotel in Atlanta’s tony Buckhead section, after screening her latest flick.

Sporting a graduated bob hairstyle and svelte physique, in strolls Jada Pinkett Smith, an actress whose career I’ve admired since she first appeared on the NBC sitcom “A Different World,” nearly 25 years ago. From Lena James to Fish Mooney (“Gotham”) to Gloria (Madagascar) to Christina Hawthorne (“Hawthorne”) — take a breath — and so many roles in between, being in this experienced thespian’s presence gave me butterflies.