In case you missed it, Pinkett Smith hit Twitter on Friday to publicly discredit the film, branding the biopic as inaccurate and “deeply hurtful.” All Eyez on Me was meant to tell “the true and untold story” of her good friend Pac, but Jada claims there were some major misses.
On the other hand, Hutton insists the movie got it right, saying, “it all came from the truth,” although he admits he, the filmmakers, and other producers took some liberties to try and show “who Tupac was, who he wanted to be, and who he had to be to survive the world that he was introduced into.”
Pinkett Smith, however, didn’t mince words when she told all 981,000 of her followers:
Friday, June 16, was also Pac’s birthday, so the actress was sure to end with “Happy Birthday” wishes for the legend.
Watch Hutton speak on the misunderstanding below. He swears he did the necessary research, citing old interviews where Pinkett Smith spoke about Pac. He also says that, thanks to mutual friends, he believed she was fine with the portrayal. Would it have been too much to sit down with Pinkett Smith, get some first-hand knowledge of her relationship with Pac, and have her approve the overall depiction of this deeply personal time in her life? We think not, but listen to Hutton’s explanation below.