Will Smith Returns to Red Carpet Post Oscar Slap Incident for ‘Emancipation’ Premiere

Hollywood actor, Will Smith, who’s popularly known as the The Fresh Prince, returns to the red carpet along with his wife Jada Pinkett Smith and children Trey Smith, Jaden Smith, and Willow Smith on Wednesday for the premiere of his upcoming project titled “Emancipation”.

Will Smith Red Carpet Appearance

The King Richard Actor, turned to red carpet to support the release of his upcoming historical drama which is all set to release in December, this year.

However, the return of the actor onto the Red carpet once again revived the Academy Award 2022 moments as social media is once again filled with Smith’s footage of the event night.

Oscar Slap Incident Explained

For those who are unversed, let us tell you, during the Academy Award 2022, the 54-year-old actor has left everyone stunned while he slapped the famous comedian Chris Rock for making a joke on his wife, Jade.

Although the reason behind the slap has been discussed over multiple times in several different interviews by actor himself and his wife, however the issue still remains as the Controversy till date as the incident left the mark of violence in the career of the actor.

The incident not just left a mark but it led to viewers see the actor in a different light. The issue which is still seems to persistence has made the actor’s life a bit difficult as his upcoming movie Emancipation is getting caught by it.

The historical action film which is directed by the Oscar-winning director, Antoine Fuqua, and written by William N. Collage, is based on the true story of Gordon aka Whipped Peter, who was a escaped American slave.

For those who are curious to know the release date of Will Smith’s upcoming movie, let us tell you, Emancipation, is all set to hit theatres worldwide on December 9, 2022. It’s the actor’s first movie since the Oscar Slap controversy.

‘Emancipation’ Star Cast

Apart from Grammy Award winner actor Smith, Emancipation will feature the famous Hollywood personalities such as: Steven ogg, Ben Foster, Mustafa Shakir, Charmaine Bingwa, Timothy Hutton, Gilbert Owuor, Jabbar Lewis, Aaron Moten among many more.

‘Emancipation’ Story

As per the IMDb page of the movie, the story of the film revolves around a slave who runaway from the tortuous life of plantation owner who nearly killed him. The movie saw the journey of the escaped slave through the swamps of Louisiana.

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Although the movie has been getting a positive feedback from the critics ahead of its release, however, audiences seems to be angered to the actor, as the movie has received a rating of 5.2/10 on IMDb.

Not just this, at the time of writing this article, the movie has received a rating of 61% from the rating platform, Rotten tomatoes. The platform is quite popular amongst Americans for review-aggregation of movies and web-series.

Shailendra Kushwaha

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