Will Smith has recalled the “horrific night” of his now-infamous Oscars slap as he made his first late-night US talk show appearance since the incident.
Smith on slapping Rock: ‘I lost it’
Actor Will Smith has addressed the shocking moment he slapped and shouted a vulgarity at comedian Chris Rock for joking about his wife’s hairstyle at this year’s Oscars, saying “I lost it” and that he understood if some people were not ready yet to see his new film.
Appearing on TV’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, on Monday night to promote his new movie, Emancipation, the actor recalled the incident that overshadowed Hollywood’s top awards ceremony last March.
Smith, who won his first Oscar, for best actor, for his role in tennis movie King Richard at that same ceremony, was subsequently banned from attending the Academy Awards for 10 years.
“That was a horrific night as you can imagine. There’s many nuances and complexities to it. But at the end of the day, I lost it,” Smith told Noah.