Actress Jada Pinkett Smith loves singing with her band WICKED WISDOM, because it gives her more freedom to express herself than acting.

Wicked Wisdom opened for Britney Spears on her European tour last year (04) - and they plan to release an album this summer (05).

The MATRIX star plans to balance both careers, like her actor/rapper husband Will Smith

She says, "I want the opportunity to express myself instead of being paint for somebody else's paintbrush, which is what acting is. Singing encompasses your whole vision. I'm learning not to hide behind any masks.

"Sure it's high risk, but I need challenges, and I can create them for myself in the music world. I'm not one to sit by the phone. That's why I always have my hands in so many things."

27/06/2005 05:30