In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Michael Baydirector of successful franchises like ‘Transformers‘ e ‘Bad Boys‘, even after the controversy in the Oscarin which Will Smith slapped a Chris Rocksaid he would work with the actor again as he considers him a guy “very balanced”.
“Absolutely, 100%, I would work with him again. He’s a very balanced guy. Very balanced indeed! At first I was like, ‘What was that that just happened?’ Then I heard Will’s scream. That’s a scream from Will. Will is an amazing fighter. He studied boxing – first of all, that’s wrong to do, no matter the situation – but when people say, ‘Oh, he could have killed him.’ No! A slap is very different. A punch? Yes, you can kill someone. Will slapped him.”he said Bay.
on another occasion, Michael Bay caught the attention of a reporter who questioned him several times about what he thought of Smith’s attitude at the ceremony and the filmmaker, already out of patience, shot: “I do not really care. Hollywood gets very self-centered. There are babies being blown up in Ukraine right now. We should be talking about this. I really don’t care about the matter.”.
After slapping the face of Chris Rock during the Oscars 2022, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences decided last Friday (8) to ban Smtih from “participate in Academy events or programs, in person or virtually, including the Oscars” for a period of 10 years.
After the decision, the actor said in a note only that he would accept the decision of the Council. The comedian Rock, who preferred not to press charges against the protagonist of ‘Fresh prince of Bel Air‘, mentioned that he will only talk about what happened if he is paid to do so.