The Hollywood star slap is back in the limelight again Will Smith sensational during this year’s Academy Awards, which caused widespread uproar and controversy.
Smith opened up about the shocking moment when he slapped comedian Chris Rock and yelled at him for making fun of his wife’s hair at the party, saying he lost his nerve and realized some people just weren’t ready for it yet. see his new movie.
He recalled the incident, which upstaged Hollywood’s biggest awards ceremony in March, during his appearance on a TV show to promote his new film (Immancipation) “Ataq,” according to Reuters.
He added, “It was as horrific a night as you can imagine. There are feelings and subtle complications to that night. But at the end of the day, I just lost my temper,” adding, “I was going through a lot that night…and this didn’t justifies my behavior at all… There were a lot of things. I had in my mind the image of the little boy watching his father beat his mother… It all came out in front of my eyes at that moment. It’s not that that I want to be.
In a separate interview with Fox 5 TV, he said he would “fully understand” if some people weren’t ready to see him in a new film.
mocked his wife
It was reported that at the Oscars, Rock was on stage to present an award when he made fun of Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. It was unclear whether Rock was aware that Pinkett Smith had a condition that caused her hair to fall out.
Smith came on stage and slapped Rock. The 54-year-old actor publicly apologized to the comedian and to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which awards the Oscars.
However, it was later banned blacksmithwho won his first Best Actor Oscar for ‘King Richard’ at the ceremony, after attending the Academy Awards 10 years ago.
Interestingly, the film (Emancipation), which revolves around a man who escapes from slavery, is set to screen next month, making it eligible to be nominated for an Oscar in 2023.