Two months ago, the actor Will Smith starred in one of the most controversial moments in the history of the Oscar Awards by slapping comedian Chris Rock in the middle of his live presentation, in front of millions of people, of the Oscar gala. After the incident, the actor’s image was seriously affected publicly, causing the suspension of the Oscars in an estimated time of ten years and rumors of the cancellation of several professional projects, including the famous “Bad Boys” saga with the actor. MartinLawrence.
However, Tim Rothman, president and CEO of Sony Pictures, denied these rumors in a recent interview, assuring that Will Smith is not out of the project.. “No. That was wrong. This movie has been in development and still is. There were no brakes to hit because the car wasn’t moving,” Rothman said. At the moment, it was unknown if the new film of the police officers ‘Mike Lowrey’ (Will Smith) and ‘Marcus Burnett’ (Martin Lawrence) had been paralyzed in the pre-production stage and the name of the director of this is also unknown. new delivery.
Although there are still many details to be finalized in relation to this new film production, the president of Sony, Tim Rothman, affirmed that he is sure of the talent and kindness of Will Smith, assuring that he does not judge him for what happened the night of the Oscars: “It was a very unfortunate thing that happened, and I don’t think it’s my place to comment on it, except to say that I’ve known Will Smith for many years, and I know he’s a good person. That was an example of a very good person who He had a very bad time, in front of the whole world. I think his apology and his repentance are genuine, and I believe in forgiveness and redemption, “he explained.
In addition, the actor has had great success with the sales of his memoir, published last year. As it has transpired, Will Smith’s book has positioned itself on the best-seller lists after his altercation with Chris Rock at the Oscars. According to Forbes, “Will” is among USA Today’s 150 best-selling books, ranking number 73 on the list, becoming one of the best sellers for three consecutive weeks. This autobiographical book also appears in the ranking of the New York Times, obtaining the number two position, when before the Oscars incident it was number fourteen.
Also, the comedian Chris Rock has also benefited from this controversy, since his show “Ego Death World Tour” is being a complete success. And although he had not wanted to give statements about the slap that Will Smith gave him, in recent shows he has already made some jokes in relation to the incident: “I’m fine, in case anyone was wondering. I’ve recovered most of my hearing,” said the comedian in one of his shows.