Hollywood star Will Smith is heating up the Internet for putting a male reporter in his place after trying to sneak a kiss on his lips at a Men In Black 3 premiere this week.
Details and footage of what exactly went down landed online Friday (May 18) afternoon.
Will Smith just slapped a Ukrainian reporter across the face at the Moscow premiere of “Men in Black 3″ — and it was all caught on tape. The Ukrainian reporter tries to kiss Will on the lips on the red carpet and the actor angrily pushes him away and then backhands him across the face. You can clearly see that Will is incredibly pissed that the guy showed overt affection toward him. After Will slaps the guy, Will says, “He’s lucky I didn’t sucker punch him.” (TMZ)
As the news continues to stream in, it turns out the kiss may have been a celebrity gag.
We’re told the dude who kissed Will is a television reporter who often kisses celebrities — it’s his schtick. For the record, Will just came out in support of gay marriage. A source on scene tells TMZ, the reporter’s mouth brushed up against Will’s and that’s why the actor reacted so violently. Despite the incident, Will stayed positive … and happily continued to sign autographs for fans and do red carpet interviews. (TMZ)
The married movie star recently dished out his thoughts on same-sex marriage.
Interestingly, Smith (who played an openly gay character in the 1993 film Six “Degrees of Separation”) came out in support of same-sex marriage earlier this week, on the heels of President Barack Obama’s acceptance of the institution. Yahoo! News shares that Smith told reporters in Berlin on Monday that “If anybody can find someone to love them and to help them through this difficult thing that we call life, I support that in any shape or form.” (RapFix)
Smith is currently traveling worldwide and promoting his upcoming Men In Black 3 sci-fi flick.
Will Smith said life has never been better as he wowed fans at the premiere of Men In Black 3 on Wednesday. The Hollywood actor signed autographs and posed for pictures at the event in Leicester Square. Smith, wearing a Tom Ford suit, said the film was the “most unique” he had ever been in. He said: “There’s something about the idea that is a little twisted and little off, you never say ‘oh yeah that movie is just like Men In Black, there’s really nothing that’s just like Men In Black.” (ITN)
Check out the kissing incident below: