"We all need a good freakin' laugh, and that's what Girls Trip gives you..." hmv.com talks to Jada Pinkett Smith
It has been several years since Paul Feig's Bridesmaids subverted the tradition of 'bromantic' comedies like The Hangover by supplanting the usual male protagonists with an all-female cast, but in the last couple of weeks we've seen the arrival of not just one but two R-rated comedies led by an ensemble cast of funny women arrive on cinema screens.
While the Scarlett Johansson and Kate McKinnon-led comedy Rough Night has seen some mixed reviews over the last couple of weeks, Malcolm D. Lee's Girls Trip opened in U.S. cinemas last weekend to rave reviews from audiences and critics alike, and this week the film arrives here in the UK.
Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Regina Hall and Tiffany Haddish star as four college friends whose lives have gone in very different directions since they first met, but when author and TV personality Ryan Pierce (Hall) is invited to be the keynote speaker at the Essence Festival in New Orleans, she sees an opportunity to get the girls back together and take a road trip they'll never forget.
With the film hitting UK cinemas this week we sat down with Jada Pinkett Smith to talk about the girls' on-screen chemistry, why the film is proving to be a hit with audiences, and why this could be a breakout role for her co-star Tiffany Haddish.
Watch our interview with Jada below...