Will Smith Does His First Interview Since The Oscars “Slap”…

His new movie “Emancipation” is out and Will Smith could find himself in contention for his second consecutive Best Actor Oscar.

However, after what he did at the last ceremony, there’s a good chance a lot of people won’t even want to see the movie… and Will gets it.

He says, quote, “I completely understand that, if someone is not ready.  I would absolutely respect that and allow them their space to not be ready.”

Still, he doesn’t want everyone else who worked on the movie to be punished for what he did.

Quote, “The people on this team have done some of the best work of their entire careers, and my deepest hope is that my actions don’t penalize my team.

Watch the full interview above.

SOURCE: Hollywood Reporter