Will Smith has been in the news since the Oscars 2022, when he walked on stage and slapped Chris Rock when the comedian joked about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved head, which is due to alopecia. Fans have been waiting for the actor to speak out about the episode, and it is now confirmed that one of Smith’s interview is going live very soon. On Thursday, Netflix announced that David Letterman’s Emmy-nominated talk show series “My next guest doesn’t require a David Letterman referral” will return on May 20. Will Smith is one of the next celebs to appear on David Letterman’s Netflix talk programme, ‘My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman,’ according to The Hollywood Reporter.
However, Smith’s appearance on Letterman’s hot sheet was taped before Chris Rock yelled obscenities at the 94th Academy Awards, so he doesn’t have to deal with the fallout. Even if the interview is lengthy, there are slim possibilities that his Oscar debacle will be mentioned on the show because it was taped before he slapped Chris. According to Deadline, the new season will premiere on Friday and will star Cardi B, Kevin Durant, Billie Eilish, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Ryan Reynolds. Inside and outside the studio, the show features one-on-one interviews with iconic talk show presenters and celebrity guests. The fourth season returns after an approximately 18-month hiatus since the third season began in October 2020.
Since the Oscars’ controversy, Will Smith has kept a low profile. Will’s Best Actor triumph for King Richard was overshadowed by his smack on Chris Rock’s face at the Academy Awards. While Will apologised to the Academy in a statement, the honorary institution has banned him for ten years. While Will has been out of the spotlight, a recent story suggests that he has sought counselling.
Smith recently returned in public after a period of anonymity following his incident with Chris Rock. Smith was photographed in Mumbai, India, taking a well-deserved break. He posed and took photographs with admirers who greeted him in the country while being photographed by photographers.