Will Smith ‘completely understands’ if people are put off seeing his new film Emancipation because of his shocking smack at the Oscars in March.
The 54-year-old actor’s shocking on-stage punch of Chris Rock over the latter’s obscene remark about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith, made headlines across the globe. On Fox 5’s Good Day DC, Smith said, “I appreciate if people aren’t ready to see me on TV right now.” Rock expressed regret for his flippant remark.
According to his words, “I entirely understand – if someone is not ready, I would certainly respect that, and leave them their space to not be ready.” In his own words, “I would absolutely respect that and give them their space to not be ready.”
Seven Pounds is the actor’s first picture after the slap, and he claimed he has great hopes that his actions would not have a negative effect on the team.
He spoke out, saying, “My major issue is my team – Antoine [Fuqua] has done what I feel is the finest effort of his entire career.”
My sincerest hope is that I will not be responsible for any unintended negative consequences for my coworkers, since they have done some of the most important work of their life as a part of our team. For the time being, it serves as my ultimate objective.