After Jada Pinkett Smith blasted the Tupac biopic All Eyez On Me, calling it “hurtful”, producer L.T. Hutton responded saying he was hurt by her words.
In an interview with TMZ, Hutton says he was disappointed Jada badmouthed the movie, explaining that he wasn’t able to recreate exact scenes of their relationship, but instead had a vision of what it was like… from candid interviews Jada did in the past.
“It all came from the truth, from places and moments of her dialog and actual ideas that Pac actually had,” he said. “I created this film in what you call the Holy Trinity — who Tupac was, who he wanted to be, and who he had to be to survive the world he was introduced into.
“I found interviews that she gave us in a very true form,” he continued. “Sometimes when you interview somebody for a film, things can be different. I actually found moments of video where she spoke about him so candidly that it was like… umm, I had to use it.”
On Friday (June 16), Jada took to Twitter and expressed her disappointment in All Eyez On Me, calling it “deeply hurtful” while pointing out that the scenes in which she is portrayed in the film never actually happened.
Jada praised actor Demetrius Shipp Jr. (Tupac) and Kat Graham, who portrays her in the film, saying they did a great job… and it ultimately wassn’t their fault.
Reviews of All Eyez On Me haven’t been favorable, but Shipp’s performance has been praised across the board.