Will Smith will be “doing fine,” according to Whoopi Goldberg, after she opened up about his Oscar breakout on US talk show The View
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Whoopi Goldberg is adamant that Will Smith’s outrageous slap in the face at Chris Rock at last week’s Oscars will not affect his successful career.
The academy host and governor, 66, had previously spoken out about the incident to say Will’s first Oscar will not be taken away from him.
And now, speaking about The View, she’s admitted she doesn’t think his outburst will affect what has been a hugely successful career so far.
As she read from the auto-cue, Whoopi seemed to roll her eyes as she asked the opening question for the hot topic discussion about the i-Robot actor’s career.
She said: “Some of Will Smith’s future projects are in doubt. The question is, does he have a way back?”
Whoopi chuckled at her own question and quickly answered it herself by saying, “Yeah, of course he does. He’ll be fine. He’ll be fine.” He will come back. Do not worry.”
The topic appears to be becoming old news for the panel as they decided to move on quickly.
The show’s co-host Ana Navarro added, “I’m so tired of talking about it, I want to smack myself.”
She continued, “He had a 30+ year career where he had a very positive image, was a positive role model, he was very philanthropic, he did all kinds of things. None of us should be judged on our worst moment.”
It has been reported that a number of films starring the ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel Air’ actor are to be scrapped following his exploits.
The 53-year-old stunned viewers when he stormed the Oscars stage and punched Chris Rock after the comedian cracked an ill-considered joke about the actor’s wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith.
He then yelled, “Keep my wife’s name out of your damn mouth!” as the astonished A-list audience watched in shock.
Despite his last apology, The Hollywood Reporter claimed last week that a Netflix film called Fast and Loose and Star Will has been shelved amid the scandal.
TMZ also suggests that Will’s other Netflix projects, namely The Council and Bright 2, could also be scrapped because of his outburst.
It is also claimed that the fourth installment of Bad Boys, which was in active development at Sony and which Will “had received 40 pages of the script before the Oscars,” has now been paused as Will continues to feel the effects of his violence gets actions.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/whoopi-goldberg-insists-smiths-career-26635834 Whoopi Goldberg insists Will Smith's career 'will be fine' after Oscar incident