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Pinkett Smith's new role originally written for a man

Pinkett Smith's new role originally written for a man

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — When Baltimore native Jada Pinkett Smith got the call from her agent about the "Magic Mike" sequel script, there was something she needed to know: Her part as Rome, the owner of a male strip club, was written for a man.

"I was like, OK?" she said.

She was skeptical, if intrigued.

Pinkett Smith had actually been thinking about the world of strippers; though she'd never set foot in a strip club, she had just wrapped a documentary for CNN in Atlanta that dealt with strip clubs and sex trafficking.

She agreed to Skype with "Magic Mike" star and producer Channing Tatum and director Gregory Jacobs....

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