It may very well be one other blow to Will Smith’s beloved-good-guy picture after the notorious Oscars 2022 slap heard ’around the world.
Video footage resurfaced of the “King Richard” actor, 53, showing to playfully threaten a Spanish TV presenter, warning: “Careful with what you say to my wife.”
The 2010 clip — which is once more circulating on the heels of Smith slapping Chris Rock on the Oscars Sunday night time — reveals him and spouse Jada Pinkett Smith, 50, with TV host Pablo Motos on the favored Spanish discuss present “El Hormiguero” (“The Anthill”).
Motos begins out by complimenting Jada’s “beautiful” appears to be like and profession success — just for Will to interject as their son Jaden Smith shakes his head.
“Pablo, be careful with the words you use for my wife, okay?” Will warns in Spanish whereas elevating his hand on the presenter.
After defending Jada, he motions for Motos to proceed speaking, leaning in to counsel he’s listening carefully to each phrase. The viewers, breaking into laughter, eats it up.
As the Spanish host compliments Jada’s success in Hollywood, Will replies, “Very good, very good.”
But this approval is short-lived, as Motos then tells Jada that she is gorgeous “outside and in.” Will once more jumps in, saying “Cuidado, cuidado,” which suggests “Be careful” in English.
Despite the ruffled feathers, Motos provides Jada a hug and Will a high-five earlier than they half methods, apparently signaling that the “Fresh Prince” actor was solely joking round. (Will, who additionally received the Oscar for Best Actor on Sunday, has appeared on “El Hormiguero” a number of extra occasions through the years.)
Reps for the Smith household haven’t responded to The Post’s requests for remark.
Meanwhile, it seems any and all footage of Will’s slaptastic or in any other case defensive previous has been resurfaced by social media sleuths following his Oscars kerfuffle with Rock. The skirmish started when the comic, within the midst of presenting an award, cracked a divisive joke about Jada’s shaved head, which she was sporting as a result of her alopecia. Moments later, he discovered himself getting clocked by Will.
Among different poorly aged clips which were unearthed after the on-stage feud: footage of Will slapping prankster reporter Vitalii Sediuk on the pink carpet, and a recording of him demonstrating the artwork of the faux slap to kids.
While celebrities and discuss present hosts provided their very own scorching takes on the incident, the Academy has taken swift motion, starting a proper overview of Will’s conduct on the ceremony.