The inherent problem with a biopic stems from the simple fact that accuracy is critical. A filmmaker can go wild with artistic liberties in a fictional story, but things get quite a bit dicier when they move into a story about real people who will see the film. That’s an issue that Benny Boom’s All Eyez on Me faces in its retelling of Tupac Shakur’s life, and now it seems that actress Jada Pinkett Smith has some serious issues with the depiction of her relationship with the rap legend in the film. The actress tweeted.
Like I already said, making a biopic presents a filmmaker with the clear responsibility of portraying a real figure as accurately as possible. Based on what Jada Pinkett Smith has to say about the way she is shown in the film (portrayed by actress Kat Graham), it doesn’t sound like the Gotham actress believes that the movie provided a fair representation of her dynamic with the late icon.
In fact, Jada Pinkett Smith even went so far as to describe the film’s portrayal of her and Tupac Shakur as “hurtful.” The actress continued:
With all of that said, Jada Pinkett Smith made sure to cap off her All Eyez on Me thread with the acknowledgment that none of this was the fault of the actors. In fact, she even praised the performances of Kat Graham and Demetrius Shipp Jr. for working with the material they ultimately received.