Will Smith Reveals His ‘Biggest Concern’ For First Film Since Oscar Slap


Will Smith is afraid everyone attached to his upcoming movie may suffer as a result of the now-infamous Oscar slap.

Smith says he “completely” understands if audiences aren’t ready to see him back in action in upcoming slavery drama “Emancipation.” But that’s not his biggest concern. “My deepest hope is my actions don’t penalize my team,” Smith told “Good Day DC.” In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Smith said he fears that others who worked on the film will be penalized for his shortcomings.

The actor draw criticism when he slapped presenter Chris Rock at the Academy Awards in March and screamed at him to “[k]eep my wife’s name out your fuckin’ mouth” after the comedian made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s baldness. Smith remained in the ballroom for the remainder of the ceremony and accepted the award for Best Actor for his performance in “King Richard.” He apologized for his actions the following day, resigned his membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and has been banned from attending Academy events for the next 10 years.

“I completely understand that if…someone is not ready, I would absolutely respect that and allow them their space to not be ready…My deepest hope is that my actions don’t penalize my team.” Will Smith on audiences who aren’t ready to watch his films after Oscars. #GoodDayDC pic.twitter.com/2fc3XaXbMa

“I completely understand that, if someone is not ready. I would absolutely respect that and allow them their space to not be ready,” Smith told “Good Day DC.”... (Read more)

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