06/15/2011 04:36 pm ET | Updated Aug 15, 2011

Jada Pinkett-Smith Talks 'HawthoRNe', Being A Mom, Music (VIDEO)

Actress, producer, writer, singer, mother. The jobs of five different women? Well, yes. But it's also the resume of just one Jada Pinkett-Smith.

Smith is, of course, the wife of superstar Will Smith and the mother of prodigies Willow and Jaden. But she's got her own big project, too; as star and executive producer of the TNT drama "HawthoRNe," she runs the show on and off screen.

Playing head nurse Christina Hawthorne, Pinkett-Smith runs her hospital and personal life with both compassion and edge. The show premiered its third season on Tuesday night, shocking its audience with a brutal attack on what was supposed to be the best day of her life.

The episode also re-introduced her real life friend Marc Anthony, beginning what may be a very, very interesting storyline in what she calls her "make or break" season.

The star also talks about her two children, their musical aspirations, and whether she might get a little duet going with Willow anytime soon.