A moment of television not to be missed. Remember, the images went around the world: to answer a bad joke from Chris Rock about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith got up from his chair, approached the master of ceremonies and gave him a monumental slap. That was March 28, 2022. Since then, very few comments have surfaced. But this period of silence is about to be over.
Because next Friday, May 20, the American actor, greatly criticized since this unforgivable gesture for many people, will give an exclusive interview to David Letterman. It is within the framework of a series of six episodes of the series “My next guest needs no introduction” by the famous American presenter that Will Smith, aged 53, will give himself up with an open heart a few weeks after this episode which set fire to all of Hollywood.
Will Smith will give his first interview since slapping Chris Rock
This six-episode series will also spotlight Cardi B, Kevin Durant, Billie Eilish, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Ryan Reynolds. As a reminder, Chris Rock made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s haircut. Her husband, who won Best Actor later in the evening, initially appeared to laugh at the comment. But then Will Smith took to the stage and slapped the presenter, before returning to his seat, yelling, “Don’t say my wife’s name in your fuckin’ mouth.”
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