Will Smith will ‘address the elephant in the room’ amid his Hollywood return

Will Smith will tackle his famous Oscar slap head-on before his return to Hollywood.
The 55-year-old actor stars alongside Martin Lawrence in “Bad Boys: Ride or Die,” and Will is preparing to embark on a major PR campaign ahead of the film’s release.
A source told The Sun newspaper: “This film is Will’s big comeback and his team is pulling out all the stops to get him out there.”
“Bad Boys: Ride or Die” is Will’s first major film project since slapping Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars.
And the Hollywood veteran plans to address the “elephant in the room” during the film’s promotional campaign.
The source explained: “He will face the slap head-on and how he has changed since then. He is also likely to talk about his marriage to Jada, after their secret split more than six years ago.
“The slap is still a bit of an elephant in the room and Will is going to tackle it head on.
“He is scheduled to appear on a number of major US TV shows and will be an open book.
“People love redemption stories and Will has done a lot of work on himself. He also has a huge fan base who want him back in the thick of things.”
Will previously apologized to Chris, 59, for his behavior at the Oscars.
The actor also promised that he would fix his mistake.
He said in a statement: “I know it was confusing. I know it was shocking. But I promise you, I am deeply dedicated and determined to bring light, love and joy in the world. And if you hold on, I promise you that we can be friends again.”