Jada Pinkett-Smith Shows Off Her Latina Side

Shine Latina got the chance to sit down with actress Jada Pinkett-Smith to discuss the secrets for maintaining her famed figure (french fries are involved!), her 15 year marriage to Will Smith and her most recent, musical endeavor with Salma Hayek.

While promoting the third installment of her animated films, "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted", Shine Latina couldn't help but ask Jada Pinkett-Smith about the irony of playing an animated hippo while maintaining a svelte figure in real life.

"Eat for health," suggests Pinkett-Smith as her top fitness tip. "I don't eat for pleasure. I eat foods that help me function." It's not all strict for the petite actress, though, who admitted to having to sneak french fries once in a while to keep happy.

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Besides balancing a busy schedule as a wife, mother and film star, Pinkett-Smith has added Spanish singer to her credits after a collaboration with Salma Hayek. We asked her about the experience of singing in español in the music video directed by Mexican-actress Hayek and even got to hear a live rendition.

Watch Jada sing in Spanish:


While Pinkett-Smith is defying the hands of time looking radiant and fit-as-ever at age 40, the actress says she and longtime husband, Will Smith, are looking better than ever. "For 15 years, we are still shining!" says Pinkett-Smith.

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