Will Smith Recalls an "Emancipation" Costar Spitting on Him While Filming: "I Was Like, Whoa"

EMANCIPATION, from left: Will Smith, Ben Foster, 2022. ph: Quantrall Colbert /  Apple TV+ / Courtesy Everett Collection

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Will Smith’s position in his new interval drama, “Emancipation,” has already garnered award-season buzz for the 54-year-old actor (regardless of his Oscars controversy), however apparently he is not the one one who gave a passionate efficiency within the film. During the most recent episode of “Red Table Talk,” which dropped on Dec. 14, Smith shared that his costar, Steven Ogg, as soon as “ad-libbed” in considered one of their scenes collectively and spit on him throughout filming.

“One of the primary days on set, there’s a scene with one of many actors and he leans down in my face and says, ‘You a chilly one, ain’t you?’ after which he ad-libbed,” Smith recalled to his three youngsters — Trey, 30; Jaden, 24; and Willow, 22 — simulating a spitting movement and exhibiting his shocked response. “Ahhhhhh, I used to be like, ‘Makeup!'” he joked. “No, however . . . I used to be like, whoa, each actor on this set was taking it actually, actually significantly.”

“Emancipation” is a historic movie impressed by the true story of an enslaved man named Peter (Smith) who escaped a plantation in the course of the Civil War, later turning into a dwelling rallying level for the abolitionist trigger. Of starring within the highly effective flick, Smith defined on “Red Table Talk,” “I’ve gotten increasingly more locked into these characters for longer intervals of time. And it is simply the load of this story, the load of those experiences — the standard of those actors. It was emotionally, it was bodily, it was spiritually taxing.”

Throughout the remainder of the episode, Smith mentioned a few of his greatest revelations and the way he recovered from the trauma of enjoying such an intense position. See the complete “Red Table Talk” episode forward.

Will Smith and His Kids Take Over The Red Table

For the primary time, Will Smith is taking up the Red Table together with his three youngsters to open up about essentially the most grueling and transformative time of his life – making the film “Emancipation.” In this deeply intimate and revealing Red Table Talk, Will recounts how for the primary time in his profession he practically ‘went too far’ and virtually ‘misplaced himself.’ Will shares the largest revelations of his life, a horrific second he skilled whereas filming and a co-star who refused to talk to him. Trey, Jaden and Willow ask their father questions on how he was capable of get well from the trauma of enjoying such an intense character. Plus emotional surprises from director Antoine Fuqua, co-star Ben Foster and Will’s #1 fan on the earth: his mother.

Posted by Red Table Talk on Monday, December 12, 2022

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