In The Latest Entertainment News Of Will Smith

In the aftermath of Oscar-winning actor Will Smith and his infamous “slap” to comedian Chris Rock, the Men In Black star doesn’t mind if audiences are not fully ready to receive him since the incident. 

On Monday, Nov. 28, Smith spoke with D.C.’s FOX 5 about his new film, Emancipation, directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day).

Anchor Kevin McCarthy, who conducted the interview with the Fresh Prince alum, asked if he felt that people are ready to see him back on screen since the controversial hit. Smith replied, 

“I completely understand that, if someone is not ready I would absolutely respect that and allow them their space to not be ready.”

He continued,

“My deepest concern is my team. The people on this team have done some of the best work of their entire careers, and my deepest hope is that my actions don’t penalize my team.”

The film is expected to stream on Apple TV+ on Friday, Dec. 9, and a theatrical release on Dec. 2. However, with the work that his team put in, the entertainer explained that he didn’t want the ordeal to overshadow their work,

“My deepest concern is my team. The people on this team have done some of the best work of their [entire] careers, and my deepest hope is that my actions don’t penalize my team.”

The 54-year-old added, 

“I’m hoping that the material, the power of the film, the timeliness of the story, you know, I’m hoping that the good that can be done would open people’s hearts at a minimum to see and recognize and support the incredible artists in and around this film.”

Check out the clip below:


Emancipation is based on the enslavement of a Louisiana man named Peter who escapes a plantation and heads up north. It will detail the brutal imagery of Smith’s character whose back was exposed to beatings by his oppressors. 

This will mark his first major project since the Academy Awards occurrence back in March. Check out the trailer below:

Emil Flemmon

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Cesira Hussain

Talk about entitled! Anyone else would have been put in jail. I totally lost all respect for Will. Chris made a simple, funny…totally apropos and innocent joke…that is his job…and there was no malice in it at all and you know it!…and then for you to whine and pretend you give a crap about the rest of the crew on your new movie, to falsely worry about how your actions may penalize the team… give me a break! ACTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES! AND YOUR ACTIONS WERE DESPICABLE! In my heart of hearts…I believe you are worried about your own pockets! Shame on you!

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