Jada Pinkett Smith was convinced to star in comedy film 'Girls Trip' when she saw in the script there was a scene which required her to wet herself.

The 46-year-old actress stars as Lisa Cooper in Malcolm D. Lee's comedy movie which sees her team up with Regina Hall, Queen Latifah and Tiffany Haddish as their characters go on a road trip to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival and the journey is punctuated with madcap incidents as the women rekindle their friendship.

In one hilarious scene, Jada's alter ego is seen in trying to swing between nightclubs when nature calls resulting in her wetting her shorts and urinating over the crowd below her at the same time.

And it was that type of gross out humour which made the screen beauty realise the movie was one she wanted to make.

Speaking to The Guardian newspaper, Smith said: ''People always ask me that. That was actually one of the moments that made me think, 'Oh wow, this is going to be a lot of fun.' It's completely unexpected and completely outrageous. And, you know, it's a movie. I didn't do it in real life. Although, well, that's a whole other story.''

Jada - who is married to Hollywood superstar Will Smith - admits she is on the lookout for more comedic roles because she had such a good time making movies like 'Girls Trip', 'Bad Moms' and 'Magic Mike XXL'.

She said: ''In these times I think it's important that people laugh. It's something that I've been wanting to get back into, and I really enjoy it. People need laughter. It's such a beautiful elixir. With laughter, when you open people up that way, you can always slip in some beautiful heart, and a message. You see some of the great sages do it, using humour as a path to enlightenment.''