Hollywood beauty Jada Pinkett Smith has launched a scathing attack on critics who have labelled her acting career a "hobby".

The Collateral actress has starred in a string of films over the years, but is yet to match the leading status and box office appeal of her OSCAR-nominated husband Will Smith.

Pinkett Smith says, "People say I should quit all the time.

"The industry think this is like a hobby for me now, and it's not. It's part of who I am.

"If I let this aspect of myself go, I die. Period. It's the simple. It would be a spiritual death."

31/08/2004 17:10