Will Smith Worried About Oscar Slap Controversy Affecting Emancipation’s Success

Will Smith’s Oscar Controversy has impacted the actor a lot. As he faced a lot of criticism after this whole Oscar drama. People started accusing the King Richard actor of maintaining a fake calm persona over the years. Even though there were people who slammed the actor. There were also people who came in support of the actor & thinks that he should get a second chance and forgiveness.

After all these controversies, Will Smith is back to business with his new film Emancipation. But currently, the actor is worried about the controversy may affect the film in worse ways. The film will be released on 9th December 2022. The director of the film is Antoine Fuqua. The story is about a fugitive slave who travels across the treacherous swamps of Louisiana, in an effort to run away from the plantation owners who tried to kill him.

Ahead of the film’s release, Will Smith did an interview with Entertainment Weekly where he opened up about how he doesn’t want his Oscar slap actions to affect the movie. He adds that there are so many people on the team who have done a great job in making this film and he doesn’t want them to get penalized for his actions. Let’s have a look below at Will Smith’s statement.

“I think [director Antoine Fuqua] and [cinematographer Robert Richardson] and Ben and Charmaine — everyone has done such spectacular work.I definitely lose a couple winks of sleep every night thinking that I could have potentially penalized my team, but I’m going to do everything I can to make sure that everyone gets seen in the light that they deserve.”

The King Richard actor has already apologized publicly to Chris Rock for the unacceptable behavior. Also, the actor is banned from the Oscars for ten years because of the controversy. The tension between Chris Rock & Will Smith is still on. But a few months back reports suggest that Will is now in a good place after apologizing and he feels like a huge weight is lifted off his shoulders.

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