Will Smith has been presented another difficult scenario as he continues to deal with the consequences from his Chris Rock face-slapping Oscars moment, which made headlines.
The tragic incident has forced the Men in Black actor to postpone a number of his projects, with the comedy This Joka being the most recent.
The Roku show, for which Will acted as executive producer, regrettably did not secure a second season order.
The cancellation comes at a difficult time for the star even though the streaming service apparently said it had “nothing to do with the Oscars event.”
He was supposed to play a mafia lord who loses his memory in the thriller Fast and Loose, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix has halted production of the movie.
The article also stated that Apple TV+ would not comment on the 2022 film Emancipation and that Sony had stopped production on Bad Boys 4.
Because of the awful Oscars incident, Will has been forbidden from attending any Academy events for the subsequent ten years.
We would like to express our profound gratitude to Mr. Rock for handling the situation so coolly. The Academy also released a statement in which it expressed remorse for how the incident was handled.
We would like to express our profound gratitude to Mr. Rock for handling the situation so coolly. The Academy also released a statement in which it expressed remorse for how the incident was handled. We are especially grateful for the poise and composure displayed by our hosts, nominees, presenters, and winners during our telecast.”
Will, who received a standing ovation on the evening and won the Best Actor prize for King Richard, responded, “I welcome and respect the Academy’s decision.”
When he announced his resignation from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Will also used an emotional message to discuss his actions.
He claimed, “I have responded right away to the Academy’s notice of the disciplinary hearing. And I fully intend to accept all consequences for my acts.”
“I behaved in a surprising, agonizing, and unacceptable manner at the 94th Academy Awards ceremony.
Many people have been hurt by me, including Chris, his family, several friends, loved ones, everyone present, and viewers around the world who were watching at home. I betrayed the trust of the Academy.”
“I deprived other nominees and winners the opportunity to honor and be rewarded for their exceptional achievements,” he continued.
“I want the Academy to continue doing the fantastic work it does of promoting innovation and artistic expression in film,” he said, and “I want the attention to be returned to those who deserve it for their achievements.”
Will concluded by saying, “As a result, I am resigning from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and I agree to take any further action the Board sees appropriate.
I’m committed to making the sacrifices required to guarantee that I never again allow violence to prevail over reason. Change is a process.”