Eight months after the Oscars slap, Will Smith gives his first late-night interview.
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Will Smith came on The Daily Show With Trevor Noah to discuss the Oscars slap-gate issue that transformed his life.
The Hancock actor was interviewed on Monday for the first time since he smacked Chris Rock onstage for making a blatant joke about his wife Jada-Pinkett Smith.
Will, who is now busy promoting his new movie Emancipation, confessed, “That was a dreadful night, as you might imagine.There’s many nuances and complexities to it.But at the end of the day, I just — I lost it, you know?”
“I was going through something that night, you know? Not that that justifies my behaviour at all… It was a lot of things,” he told the host.
The Pursuit of Happyness actor continued, “It was the little boy that watched his father beat up his mother, you know? All of that just bubbled up in that moment. That is not who I want to be.”
Elsewhere in the show, Will also talked about his new historical drama based on true events regarding extreme brutality of slavery.
“First seeing that image was one of the things that really got me excited to explore this, because you see the image, but you don’t know who he is. You don’t know what the story is,” said the Aladdin actor.
Pondering over American slavery, Will stated, “It was one of the most brutal aspects of human history… It is hard to understand the level of human cruelty.”
“My daughter asked me, ‘Daddy, do we really need another slave movie?’ I said, ‘Daby, I promise you, I wouldn’t make a slave movie. This is a freedom movie,’” he added.
On the other hand, the premiere of Emancipation on Apple TV+ is set for December 9, while the film will open in “select theaters” on December 4.