Will Smith opened up about how the Oscar slap affected his personal life in a new interaction, promoting his upcoming period drama Emancipation and appearing on Trevor Noah’s Daily Show. After discussing his movie and being asked about it, Will called the 2022 Oscars a ‘horrifying night’
At the 94th Academy Awards, Will Smith attacked comedian Chris Rock, who was hosting the show on stage.Chris joked about Will Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, who suffers from alopecia. After the incident, Will, who won Best Actor that night, was expelled from the Academy. Will has addressed the issue numerous times in social media posts but has remained low-key in recent months. I was away… There are a lot of nuances and complexities, but at the end of the day, I just – I lost it, you know, I went through something that night, didn’t I? That doesn’t justify my actions…it was a lot.It was a little boy who saw his father beat his mother, wasn’t he? At that moment, everything bubbled up. That’s not who I want to be. ”
Will’s new film Liberation is based on the true story of a slave named Gordon, popularly known in his culture as Whipped His Peter. The film was originally scheduled for release in May, but was delayed due to the Oscar controversy.