Will Smith ‘to return in first film role since being banned from Oscars for slapping Chris Rock’
The Metro says Will Smith is reportedly set to return to the film world, months after the infamous attack on Chris Rock that led him to be banned from the Oscars.
The I, Robot star has been keeping a low profile since the 2022 Oscars, where he won the best actor award for his role in King Richard moments after slapping comedian Chris on stage.
Chris had made a joke about Will’s wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith, comparing her to G.I. Jane, though he later insisted he did not know she suffers from hair loss disorder alopecia.
Since the slap and the massive controversy that followed, Will – who later apologised – has been banned from the Oscars for 10 years, while Chris sometimes jokes about the incident in his stand-up routine but generally keeps quiet about the ordeal.