Will Smith is in turmoil. After slapping Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars, the man who acted spontaneously to defend his wife is starting to see the consequences of his actions. Indeed, the 53-year-old actor who wanted to defend his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, suffering from alopecia, initially apologized on the stage of the prestigious ceremony after receiving his first Oscar for his performance in The Williams method.
After this eventful evening, he again apologized publicly before being placed under disciplinary proceedings and making the decision to resign from the Academy of Oscars. A gesture which will not have been enough to calm the situation since Will Smith saw the interruption of two feature film projects in which he was to shoot.
Filming of Bad Boy 4 and Fast and Loose interrupted after the slap of Will Smith
After his altercation with Chris Rock, the father of Trey, Jaden and Willow could see the repercussions on his career. Indeed, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the filming of Bad Boy 4 and Fast and Loose have been interrupted. The first had just started and Will Smith had also received about forty pages of the scenario. Sony has decided to discontinue it indefinitely. For its part, Netflix has decided to follow the same path by interrupting Fast and Loose. The feature film could even be canceled since its director, David Leitch had decided to leave the project a few weeks earlier.
Will Smith should soon be showing Emancipation on Apple Tv+. The film currently in post-production should normally be released this year. According to Sharon Waxman, the editor of The Wrap on the BBC website: “If they decide to push it back, I think it will give some idea that they don’t want to be associated with Will Smith this year.” . The interpreter of Men In Black could see his career take a big hit after his thoughtless gesture.
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