will Smith He revealed that he was surprised after being “spitted” by one of the stars during the filming of his latest movie, “Emancipation”.
During a conversation on Facebook Watch’sRed table talkThis week with his three kids Willow, 22, Jaden, 24, and Trey Smith, 30, the star recalled an uncomfortable “ad-libbed” moment while filming with one of his co-stars that left him speechless.
Discussing the intensity of his role in the film, the 54-year-old explained, “As the years went on, I became more and more locked into these characters for longer periods of time.” “It’s just the weight of this story, the weight of these experiences—the quality of these actors. It was emotional, it was physical, it was spiritually exhausting.”
Smith shared that the actors got so into character that at one point, an unnamed co-star spat in his face during filming, Smith explained the jarring moment that occurred early on during filming.
“One of the first days on set, there was a scene with one of the actors, and he leans in my face and says, ‘You’re such a cool person, aren’t you? “Then he hits…”
After re-enacting the unscripted script, the Oscar-winner shared his overreaction to The Red Table, with his kids breaking out into laughter.
Smith added with a chuckle, “I was like, ‘Makeup!’ No, but it was like… I was like, ‘Whoa,’ every single actor on this set was taking it really, really seriously.”
Directed by director Antoine Fuqua, Smith plays Peter, an enslaved man who “risks his life to escape and return to his family” and “embarks on a perilous journey of love and endurance,” Read the summary.
“Emancipation” marks Smith’s first film since then Slapped Chris Rock across the face at the 2022 Academy Awards after the comedian made a joke on stage about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.
Last month, the father-of-three opened up about understanding whether moviegoers might have second thoughts about watching “Emancipation” considering its behavior at the Oscars.
“I completely understand that if someone isn’t ready, I’ll fully respect that and allow them space for not being ready,” Smith told film critic Kevin McCarthy. in an interview clip Posted on social media.
He added that he hoped that the reaction to the slap would not affect the chances of success of the film or the chances of awards for those who worked on the film.
My deep concern is my team – [director Antoine Fuqua] He did what I think is the greatest job of his entire career,” said Smith.
Based on a true story, “Emancipation” is now streaming on Apple TV+.
Watch Smith take on “Red Table Talk” with his kids below.
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