Jada Pinkett Smith Kicks Off Second Season of Hawthorne TonightPublished by Michael Arceneaux on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 12:00 am.
The season premiere of HawthoRNe airs today and as you can see, TNT has been moving previews like these around the ‘net in order to promote the Jada Pinkett Smith led drama since its June return was announced.
Here’s an excerpt from her interview with the Star Telegram in which she discusses her character, Christina, and some of the overall commentary the show makes about nurses and health care:
Why is Christina so paralyzed when it comes to romance?
“She’s still trying to gather herself and get her bearings. She had been married to her husband for so long. Viewers will find out this year that he was the only man she had ever been with. They dated and then she got pregnant with Camille and then they got married and then he died and that was it. So when it comes to starting a new romance, she is way lost.”
Do you think it’s important to showcase the nursing staff in this way?
“The nurses are the heartbeat of the hospital. What I’ve come to realize is that doctors may spend 10 to 15 minutes a day with each patient, even if that long, whereas the nurses are at the patient’s side 24/7. I think we all know the nursing staff is essential to creating quality healthcare, but it’s good to put the spotlight on them.”
James River Hospital doesn’t inspire much confidence. Might the real message of this season be that viewers should take good care of themselves, so they won’t wind up as patients in a place like this?
“That thought has crossed my mind. The horror stories that we tell, they’re very real. I mean, it’s scary out there. So as far as my diet and exercise are concerned, one of my priorities is to stay healthy. Because I’m telling you, with the research that we’ve done, it’s very clear that even the best hospitals make some very crucial mistakes.”
The show has a lot of potential and in previous months Jada mentioned that the show producers have been trying to fine tweak the program as best as possible in order to convey growth to audiences.
The show premieres tonight at 9/8c.
For those of you that are fans of the show, what are you hoping to see this season?