When we talk about the best actors in Hollywood, the list is incomplete without Will Smith. With a plethora of hit films and shows under his belt, Smith has cemented himself as one of the greatest actors of our generation. However, as we talk about how great Will Smith is, one cannot forget his infamous 20200 Oscar slap gate. Everything the actor achieved was overshadowed by that one incident. Following the event, the actor became subject to severe criticism from the masses. Furthermore, most of Smith’s upcoming projects were canceled or put on hold.
2022 was a rollercoaster year for Will Smith. On one hand, the Men In Black actor won his first Oscar for his incredible portrayal of Richard Williams in King Richards, and on the same night, he became one of the most hated criticized. However, while most of his projects are on hold, Emancipation is one film by the actor which is set to release soon. And recently, director Antoine Fuqua made some major revelations about Smith. What did he say? Let us find out.
Antoine Fuqua reveals a peculiar thing about Will Smith
As we all know, Emancipation is the only Will Smith film the audience will be watching this year. The Apple TV+ project follows the story of a slave who escapes slavery. He journeys north as he survives the unforgiving swamps of Louisiana.
As Smith is gearing up for the film, director Antoine Fuqua made a major revelation about the actor. Fuqua revealed that Smith gave extra money to the actors who are playing dead bodies in the film. He added, “We had certain extras that were the dead bodies in the graves, and he would go give them money for laying there in that heat over 100 degrees.“
Previously Antoine even admitted how, unlike other projects, Emancipation was never affected by the actor’s Oscar incident. Furthermore, Fuqua added how the Men In Black actor is the nicest person he has ever met.
For now, the film will make its way to our screens on December 9, 2022. As we wait for Emancipation, be sure to check out these five movies by Will Smith.