A week after the actor’s slap in the face of Chris Rock, Will Smith resigns from the Academy of the Oscars. What will be the consequences?
The 94 Academy Awards There’s been a lot of talk, not just because of the first SVOD platform win for best picture. Following a questionable joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s alopecia disease, Chris Rock was slapped in the face by Will Smith in front of the stunned eyes of the audience and viewers.
Quickly, the Academy announced the opening of a disciplinary investigation to condemn this act of violence. She must work on the sanction from here. next April 18. However, Will Smith took the lead in announcing his resignation from the Academy. This Friday, April 1, through a press release, the Oscar-winning actor for his performance in The Williams Method thus explained:
“My actions during the 94th Academy Awards presentation were shocking, painful and inexcusable. The list of people I have hurt is long and includes Chris Rock, his family, many of my dear friends and loved ones, everyone in attendance, and a global audience at home.”
He also apologizes to the other winners, whose crowning has been erased by the shock of their actions. “I am heartbroken. I want to shine a light on those who deserve undivided attention for their achievements and allow the Academy to return to the incredible work it does to support the creativity and artistry of film.”
What consequences for Will Smith?
This act will have serious consequences for the 53-year-old man. First, his resignation will prevent him from being able to vote in the upcoming ceremonies. However, in theory he could still be named and attend the event.
However, this will not affect his victory, for the title of best actor for his performance. The Williams Method. He should keep the statuette of him. Please note, however, that the Academy has not specified what action might be taken against him following the ongoing disciplinary investigation.
Even beyond the ceremony, Will Smith He is already facing dire consequences for his career. According to information from the hollywood reporterNetflix has decided to put a razor in its next movie. fast and loosein which Will Smith would play a criminal who loses his memory, had lost his director a few days after the ceremony.
David Leitch, to whom we owe Deadpool 2finally dedicated to the scapegoat, with Ryan Gosling in the title role. According to sources familiar with the matter, the platform would now be quite wary of the idea of working with the actor.
His collaboration with Netflix would not be the only one to be questioned, even according to the hollywood reporterSony would have also paused bad boys 4, while Will Smith had received the first pages of the script just before the ceremony. He will also appear in a movie on Apple TV +, called Emancipation. The platform has not yet commented.