Award-winning actor Will Smith shocked the world last night (27th March2022) at the 94th Academy Awards after he walked on stage and slapped comedian Chris Rock before walking back to his seat. Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o was seated close to the actor and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith. Will’s altercation with the comedian spilt out of control after he made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaven head. After taking his seat, Will was heard shouting back at Chris rock saying: “Keep my wife’s name out of your mouth.”
The celebrated movie star won Best Actor for his role in the film King Richard where he plays tennis superstar sisters Serena and Venus William’s dad. He took the opportunity to apologize to fellow award nominees while receiving his award. In his emotional acceptance speech, Will revealed that his wife had a medical condition that makes her lose hair. “Love will make you do crazy things. I want to apologize to the Academy, I want to apologize to all my fellow nominees,” he said.
The 53-year-old had been nominated for a gong twice before in his 30-year career. But it’s the role of Richard Williams, that has bagged him the prize.