Will Smith

December 7, 2022
December 7, 2022

Will Smith’s ‘Emancipation’ role taught him lesson post-slap

 While filming “Emancipation,” Will Smith routinely drew inspiration from the words “sacred motivation” that were written on the front page of a script. But the Oscar winner heavily leaned on the phrase even more in recent months, as he tried to overcome the backlash to his Oscars slap and banishment from the ceremony. “It’s like when you can locate and center yourself in your divine purpose, you can withstand anything and everything,” Smith said of the phrase that greeted him when he took on the lead role in Antoine Fuqua’s “Emancipation,” which is currently in theaters and will be available to stream Friday on Apple TV+. “Sacred motivation” became like a theme for him and his castmates, Smith said.

July 30, 2022
July 30, 2022

Will Smith says he reached out to Chris Rock in new apology video

Will Smith has again apologised to Chris Rock for slapping him during the Oscar telecast in a new video, saying that his behavior was “unacceptable” and that he had reached out to the comedian to discuss the incident but was told Rock wasn't ready.

May 14, 2022
May 14, 2022

‘Believe all women, except Amber Heard’, says Chris Rock during recent performance

Comedian Chris Rock slyly offered his take on Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s much-publicised defamation case, during a recent performance.

May 10, 2022
May 10, 2022

Are the Oscars a big deal anymore?

Controversy and an unwillingness to diversify are making the Oscars irrelevant.

May 7, 2022
May 7, 2022

Will Smith to appear on David Letterman's Netflix show

Netflix announced that David Letterman’s Emmy-nominated talk show series “My next guest doesn’t need a David Letterman referral” is all set to be back on May 20.

May 6, 2022
May 6, 2022

Baseless reports about Will Smith and Jada Pinkett lead to divorce rumours

Hollywood actor Will Smith had made headlines when he slapped comedian Chris Rock at the Academy Awards on March 27, 2022. Rock commented on Smith's wife, Jada Pinkett's hair, calling her “G.I. Jane,” which prompted the "King Richard" actor to go on stage and slap him.

May 4, 2022
May 4, 2022

‘Was that Will Smith?’: Chris Rock jokes after Dave Chappelle attacked on stage

After Dave Chappelle was attacked on stage in Los Angeles by an audience member last night (May 3, 2022), Chris Rock delivered a Will Smith joke, reports The Independent UK.

April 5, 2022
April 5, 2022

Are we going to stop watching Will Smith movies?

Not the first time a celebrity overstepped boundaries.

March 29, 2022
March 29, 2022

The Slap: When toxic masculinity becomes the language of love

Why is a man seen as the default protector to a woman? Why do we believe that a woman cannot protect herself—let alone decide when she does or does not require protection?

March 29, 2022
March 29, 2022

Many on social media thought the 'Oscars slap' was staged

In the minutes and hours after Will Smith accosted and slapped Chris Rock before a live audience of millions, social media platforms lit up with a breathless and emphatic hot take: Surely, multitudes insisted, the whole thing was staged.