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Actress Kat Graham was caught off guard by Jada Pinkett-Smith’s criticism of her portrayal in the Tupac biopic All Eyez On Me.

In case you missed it, Pinkett-Smith made headlines and swayed opinions when she all but called the All Eyez On Me movie a bold-faced lie. She claimed that her life and relationship with Tupac was “reimagined,” calling out perceived discrepancies that included a time Tupac read her a poem [she says that never happened], another time they got into an argument at one of his shows [she says Tupac wouldn’t allow her at his shows] and a scene where Tupac tells her goodbye one last time before leaving for California [she also says this never happened]. She commended Graham on her portrayal of her and said it wasn’t her fault. But overall, she called the scenes “hurtful” to watch.

Many have assumed that the scenes were filmed with no counsel from Pinkett-Smith which led to the discrepancies. However, Graham is offering some new information. In an interview with E! News, Graham says she spoke with Pinkett-Smith on a couple of occasions and thought all was well.

“When I first got the role, I reached out to [Jada] a year and a half ago… the point of reaching out to her, as well as the other producers on the film, was to insure the integrity of the story and the character,” she says. “I even spoke to her last week and she had nothing but support.”

Maybe Pinkett-Smith thought the film was going to be one way but felt otherwise when she actually saw it? Technically, Graham still has Pinkett-Smith’s support, she just doesn’t rock with the movie like that.

Despite all of the controversy and mixed reviews, All Eyez On Me had a solid showing at the box office on its opening weekend. The film is still in theaters if you want to see it for yourself.

Photo: WENN.com

 

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