Will Smith shows up in his first interview since the slapping incident between him and comedian Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars, which resulted in the actor being banned from the Oscars for 10 years. He is seen being interviewed by David Letterman for season 4 of the Netflix series, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. In the meeting, which was taped before the Oscars, Will informed David concerning his 2021 memoir, titled Will, and the ‘pain’ stemming from his childhood. The episode was released on Netflix on May 20.
Will’s appearance on the show was introduced with the disclaimer: ” “This episode was filmed prior to the 2022 Academy Awards ceremony.” The Netflix show will also have Cardi B, Kevin Durant, Billie Eilish and actor Ryan Reynolds as guests this season.
Will stood out as truly newsworthy in March when he stormed the Oscars stage, and slapped presenter Chris Rock, after the comic made a joke at the expense of his better half, actress Jada Pinkett.