The Oscar Slap Isn’t Stopping Will Smith Bag One Bit

Will smith emancipation

Will Smith is still in high demand.

At the 94th Oscars, Will Smith walked onstage and slapped comedian Chris Rock in the face during Rock’s presentation for Best Documentary Feature. The slap was in response to Rock making a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved head, which she had been shaving since 2021 due to alopecia areata!

Fast forward to July 2022 and he’s signed on to one of the highest paying films of the year.

Will Smith will be paid $35 million for thriller ‘EMANCIPATION’.

This is the highest upfront salary reported by @Variety this year.

Smith stars as Peter, a runaway slave who flees Louisiana in hopes of traveling north to freedom. “Emancipation” is inspired by the true story of “Whipped Peter,” an enslaved person who emancipated himself from a southern plantation and joined the Union Army. In 1863, photos taken of Peter during an Army medical examination first appeared in Harper’s Weekly. One image, known as “The Scourged Back,” shows the scars from a whipping on Peter’s bare back, illustrating the true cruelty of slavery and ultimately contributed to growing public opposition.

Congratulations to Will!

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