Where Will Smith Is Now After Chris Rock Slap, Apology Video
After posting his apology video aimed at Chris Rock, many people are wondering: where is Will Smith now? An insider close to the King Richard actor has opened up about the kind of work Will has been doing since the infamous Oscar slap.
A source close to Will revealed to People on August 1, 2022 that Will worked hard to get in the right frame of mind after slapping Chris Rock at the 94th Annual Academy Awards on March 27, 2022. nothing like that displayed [the slap], he is very aware that this is not someone he will ever become again,” the source said. “He has deep remorse, he is still doing a lot of work and he is also human and made a mistake. He will move forward with the same positivity he always had. The source continued: If you spend your life on your own to fight for one thing, it’s really hard to move forward as the positive, happy person that you know you are, but he’s also in a very human place, acknowledging that mistake and really looking at it and not touching it. He really needed to do the job, and it was very important to him.
Will Smith posted the apology video on July 28 on his social media platforms. Regarding the decision to post the video, the source said, “There was no rhyme or reason other than time had passed, work had been done, the same questions had bubbled up and people really wanted hear about him in other ways, not even about this. The source added: “There was just a general feeling that it was about time and he is at a place where he had more things he wanted say,” the insider adds. “He’s always had this direct connection to people on social media and he felt it was appropriate now to introduce himself and answer a few questions. And he read them and answered them honestly. On what he does, the source said: ‘He has worked with a therapist, people have seen him in India at an ashram, but a lot of it has been quietly at home.
In the video, titled “It’s been a minute…”, Will revealed that he reached out to Chris, who turned down his request to speak because he was “not ready yet”. “I’m here whenever you’re ready to talk,” Smith said in a message to Rock. “I reached out to Chris and the message that came back is that he’s not ready to talk, and when he is he’ll contact me,” Will said. “So I’ll tell you, Chris, I apologize. My behavior was unacceptable and I’m here whenever you’re ready to talk. Will also confessed that he didn’t realize “how many people” would be hurt by his actions. “I saw an interview his mother did. That’s one of the things about that moment that I didn’t realize, I didn’t think, but how many people were hurt in that moment,” he said. “So I want to apologize to Chris’ mom; I want to apologize to Chris’ family, especially Tony Rock [Chris’s younger brother]. We had a great relationship. Tony Rock was my man. It’s probably irreparable.
A source told Jada, whose joke Chris made at the Oscars, that Will apologized. “Jada also pushed Will to apologize because it became this very dark cloud over his Red Table Talk series,” the insider said, adding that Will “never wanted” to apologize. with Chris but knew that the public was waiting for “any mention of this moment.
For more on Will Smith, read his memoir, Will be. The book, which was number one on the New York Times bestseller list, takes readers through Smith’s life, from his childhood in West Philadelphia and his early rapping days to his rise as a one of Hollywood’s biggest movie stars. The autobiography – which Oprah Winfrey has described as “the best memoir I have ever read” – also explores a side of Smith’s life that he has never told before. “Will be is the story of how one person mastered their own emotions, written in a way that can help everyone do the same,” reads the publisher’s description of the book. “Few of us know the pressure of performing on the biggest stages in the world for the highest stakes, but we can all appreciate that the fuel that works for one leg of our journey may need to be changed if we want to make it all the way home.
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