Will Smith’s new movie, Emancipation, opens in theaters on December 2nd and on Apple TV+ on December 9th.
the actor has shared his thoughts About the audience who may feel conflicted by watching the movie.
“I sincerely hope my actions do not hurt my team,” he said. Oscar slapped.
Will Smith has shared a message for those who may be feeling a little conflicted about whether or not to watch his new movie following his. The 2022 Oscars slap controversy.
“release” is set to hit theaters December 2, and stars Smith as a slave named Peter who flees a plantation in Louisiana after being nearly murdered.
The film, which premiered a few days later on Apple TV+ on December 9, marks the actor’s first on-screen appearance. Banned from attending the Academy Awards for 10 years rear Slap Chris Rock.
new interview On FOX 5’s “Good Day DC,” journalist Kevin McCarthy asked Smith, “If someone says ‘I’m not ready’ or ‘It’s too early,’ would you tell them to take another look at the actor?” rice field.
“If someone isn’t ready, I fully respect that and fully understand allowing their space to be unprepared.
Smith added that his “biggest concern” is whether his involvement in the film will damage the reputation of his collaborators and the chances of his work being recognized by Oscar voters.
“Antoine has accomplished what I consider to be the greatest work of his career,” he said before in Training Day (2001) and The Magnificent Seven (2016). , about filmmaker Antoine Fuqua, who directed The Equalizer (2014). ), and its sequel “The Equalizer 2” (2018.)
Smith also co-starred with his co-stars Ben Foster and Charmaine Bingwa, as well as the film’s “fantastic” cinematographer Robert Richardson, costume designer Naomi Shohan, and costume designer Francine Jamison Tanchak. mentioned the name of
“People on this team have done the best job of their career. I sincerely hope my actions do not hurt my team,” he said.
The actor added that he hopes people will focus on “the material” and “the timeliness of the story” instead of him.
“I hope that what we can do is at least open people’s minds to see, recognize and support the great artists in and out of this film.”
Since the Oscars in March 2022, Smith has publicly apologized and said he reached out to apologize to rockbut the actor still received backlash Some comedians and fans.
“Emancipation” will premiere in theaters on December 2nd and stream on Apple TV+ starting December 9th.
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