Although Will Smith’s expressive behavior during the Oscars ceremony appealed to many viewers and even slightly increased the ratings of the losing show, such actions cannot remain completely without consequences.
As we know, the actor has already announced his resignation from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, stating that his behavior was ” shocking, obnoxious and inexcusable “. Before that, he twice made apologetic speeches, but this was not enough.
According to The Hollywood Reporter , Sony Pictures has suspended work on a new film from the Bad Boys series. As in the previous three parts, the main role in it is played by the now scandalous Will Smith.
According to THR, a Bad Boys 4 movie was in active production. Smith had already received his 40-page script before the Oscar incident. Now the filming process has been put on pause in anticipation of the consequences.
It remains to be seen whether it will be enough for Hollywood institutions and public opinion that Will Smith is no longer a member of the Academy, or whether the abolition campaign will affect him even more tangibly.
Meanwhile, Will’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith, who became the cause and, probably, the initiator of the fateful slap in the face, does not comment on what is happening. Her only reaction was to announce that she sees her leading role in some kind of ” healing “, and his season has already begun.
As for Chris Rock, after performing at the Oscars, his fees increased significantly .