Will Smith in theaters soon in ‘Emancipation’ – understands if people aren’t ready – VG

FILM VETERAN: Will Smith, here premiering in Los Angeles in 2019.

Will Smith (54) will soon appear in his first film after the Oscar scandal.


It’s been exactly eight months since the Hollywood star caused a sensation during the Oscars in Los Angeles. Will Smith Beat Award presenter Chris Rock (57) live.

Later in the evening, Smith won the award and tearfully apologized for the incident in his acceptance speech.

However, the episode had repercussions. Smith is banned from the Oscars for ten years, and he had to do it retire from the Academy of the Oscars.

VGTV: Watch video of Will Smith’s new blockbuster here:

Fear of “punishment”

But now he’s ready for the big screen again, in the blockbuster “Emancipation”, his first since the scandal. There’s a lot at stake for the once-respected actor.

In an interview with FOX 5 DC reporter Kevin McCarthy, Smith explains that he hopes what happened during the Oscars doesn’t cast too many shadows on the new film. But he’s humble.

– I completely understand if people are not ready. I absolutely respect that, Smith says in the interview, which was posted on Twitter.

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The movie star says he will “give space” to those who may be interested.

– My biggest concern is my team, says Smith and mentions, among others, director Antoine Fuqua (56), who is also in the television interview.

– He did what I think is his best work in his entire career.

Smith also names several of the other actors.

– My greatest hope is that my actions don’t lead to the punishment of my team, he says of the rest of the film crew.

Slave thriller

In “Emancipation”, described as both a historical drama and a thriller, Will plays the role of the slave Peter. After being whipped nearly to death, Peter flees a plantation in Louisiana.

The plot is based on a true story.

– What I hope for now is that the material and the strength of the film, as well as the topicality of the story, all the good that can be done, will open people’s hearts at least a little. And that they can see, recognize and support all of the incredible artists in and around this film, Smith says.

“Emancipation” will premiere in the US on December 6th. No date has been set for the Norwegian premiere.

Looking back at the famous Oscar performance in March – see VGTV:


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