Will Smith is finally back. While since his slap to Chris Rock at the 94th Academy Awards, the actor had been rather discreet. But now the comedian made a public appearance this weekend. And it was on the other side of the world that he decided to make his comeback. Indeed, it is in India, in a private airport that the actor was photographed by many paparazzi. The Men In Black actor took the time to greet his fans by taking photos with them. In a very casual outfit, Will Smith appeared very smiling and happy to have found his audience.
A way to show that everything is fine, even if the actor has been ousted from many projects in which he was to shoot. But Will Smith acknowledged in a statement that his behavior had been “shocking and inexcusable”. Writings transmitted when he decided to resign from the Academy of Oscars. “The list of those I have hurt is long and includes Chris, his family, many of my dear friends and loved ones, everyone in attendance and all viewers. I have betrayed the trust of the Academy,” had – he recognized before continuing: “I deprived the other nominees and winners of their opportunity to celebrate and be celebrated for their extraordinary work. I am heartbroken”.
A trip to India to take a step back?
Will Smith had therefore decided to move away from the medium: “I want to put the focus back on those who deserve attention for their achievements and allow the Academy to return to the incredible work it does to support creativity. and art in cinema (…) Change takes time, and I am committed to working to ensure that violence does not take precedence over reason”. Perhaps this trip to India will allow him to take a step back.
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