Will Smith’s former co-stars reveal how the actor is doing today

In the months since Will Smith’s shocking slap in the face at the Oscars, the normally affable actor has been surprisingly quiet. Although it seems his colleagues and the public have only just stopped analyzing the incident, Smith has kept a low profile since the scandal broke. After several aborted projects and a decade-long ban from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, he has reportedly traveled to India and undergone therapy to move on. While Ms Jada Pinkett Smith addressed the incident on her show Red Table Talk, Smith himself has not appeared to speak out and it appears he is choosing to await the backlash. Even Chris Rock is sick of talking about it — at least for free.

In late June, Smith’s most recent Instagram post is from March 28, the day after the 2022 Oscars. In the post, the ‘I Am Legend’ actor apologized to Rock, the Academy, the producers and contestants, and the cast and Crew of “King Richard” and the Williams family who form the basis of the film. Smith took home the Best Actor Oscar that night for his role as Richard Williams, whom he compared himself to in his acceptance speech, with too much backlash. Now, Smith’s “King Richard” co-stars are revealing how Smith is doing, months after the infamous night.

Will Smith’s King Richard co-stars say he’s fine

On the BET Awards 2022 red carpet on June 26, Saniyya Sidney and Mikayla Bartholomew opened up about Will Smith’s current wellbeing. Both actors appeared alongside the Oscar winner in King Richard, with Sidney playing tennis legend Venus Williams and Bartholomew Williams’ half-sister Tunde Price. Bartholomew told ET, “Every time I talk to him, he always says everything is in divine glory, you know, so he’s good. It’s always good to chat with him.”

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Divine Splendor sounds pretty good. In April, the Men in Black actor was spotted in India, with a source telling People the trip was “for spiritual purposes, to practice yoga and meditation.” While Smith has yet to come out into the public eye after his recent soul-searching, he did take home the BET Award for Best Actor, which was not presented during the show. Two of his fellow contestants, Adrian Holmes and Jabari Banks, were recognized for their performances in Bel-Air, the Peacock reboot of Smith’s big break The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Based on a fictionalized version of Smith, he is set to executive produce the new show.

Although he did provide an update on Smith, none of the actors mentioned anything about the slap itself. In addition to Smith’s award for Best Actor, “King Richard” also took home the BET Award for Best Picture. As awards season draws to a close, it should be interesting to see if Smith’s divine splendor is enough to get him back into people’s favor.