Jada Pinkett Smith is sharing new details about Jordyn Woods’ infamous ‘Red Table Talk’ interview.
At a screening of Red Table Talk in London on Thursday, Jada revealed that Jordyn was “happy” with the interview.
“It was a learning experience for me because Jordyn is like a daughter to me,” Pinkett Smith explained. “But then I also had to have an objective point of view. I had to be able to see it from every angle. That was tough.”
The actress continued, “I had to not to go in and go ‘rah, rah, rah’ — but to go, ‘okay, let’s hear your story, but let’s also have compassion for the other side.’”
“She was happy, so I was happy,” Pinkett Smith added of Woods’ reaction to the interview. “You feel me? As long as she felt as though we did right by her, I was happy. That’s it.”
During the March episode, Kylie Jenner’s former BFF opened up about the allegations that she had kissed Tristan Thompson, Khloé Kardashian‘s then-boyfriend. Woods said that Thompson — the father of Kardashian’s daughter True — had kissed her after a party at his house, but she denied that the two ever had sex.
Opening up to PEOPLE in June, Pinkett Smith explained that Woods, 21, “really felt like [Red Table Talk] was the only safe place that she could do that interview.”
“It actually wasn’t something I wanted to do because it was very close [to home], but as time transpired, Jordyn was just like, ‘I really need you in this platform’ and Will [Smith] felt like it was supremely important. So I was like, okay let’s do it,” the actress revealed. (Woods’ father John was a sound engineer on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, creating a close bond between the Smith and Woods’ families.)
“I just wanted her to have a platform to tell her story. That’s it,” Pinkett Smith told PEOPLE. “She’s a young beautiful woman inside and out and me having been a young girl, we sometimes get in situations that we don’t necessarily know how to handle … You just [try to] help young girls navigate through life, through difficult situations we’ve all come across.”