The Hollywood star Will Smith is seemingly overcoming his slump as he finally stepped back into the spotlight. He will be making an appearance on mainstream TV with an upcoming interview on The Daily Show With Trevor Noah, as reported by Variety.
Speaking to the late-night host Trevor Noah, Mr Smith addressed his absence from the spotlight in an amusingly brief stance and added, "I have been away," he said, much to the laughter of the audience. "What have y`all been doing?"
The Academy Award winner then divulged into the infamous Oscar night when he slapped the comedian Chris Rock. ALSO READ | Oscars 2022: Will Smith Slaps Chris Rock For Joking About Wife Jada; Yells: ‘Keep My Wife's Name Out Of Your F***ing Mouth’
"That was a horrific night, as you can imagine. There are 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 behavior at all... It was a lot of things. It was the little boy that watched his father beat up his mother, you know? All of that just bubbled up in that moment" he said.
A Variety report also suggests that Will Smith also admitted having "a rage that had been bottled up for a really long time". "That is not who I want to be," he said.
Interestingly, the 54-year-old star also spoke about his upcoming project, Emancipation which is helmed by Antoine Fuqua. The film stars Smith as a runaway slave who gets the name Whipped Peter after pictures of him with a scarred back get widely distributed, showcasing the extreme brutality meted out to him. ALSO READ |
"American slavery was one of the most brutal aspects of human history... It is hard to understand the level of human cruelty," the actor said. The film would hit select theatres before premiering on Apple TV+ on December 9.
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