It’s been eight months after the infamous slap that traveled around the world when actor Will Smith lashed out at comedian Chris Rock during the Oscars ceremony. Last night, the actor appeared on late-night television Monday for the first time since the confrontation in March. The actor sat down with The Daily Show host Trevor Noah and he talked about the altercation, which overshadowed his first Oscars win for his role on King Richard. He admitted that it was a talk with his 9-year-old nephew that brought him some clarity.
Chris Rock appeared to have responded to Will Smith’s apology during his stand-comedy set just hours after Smith took to Instagram to address his behavior at the Oscars. Smith broke his months-long silence on social media Friday, and he posted a video in which he answered numerous questions he has received since slapping Rock in the face on stage at the Academy Awards in March 2022.