Antoine Fuqua, who directed Will Smith- starrer 'Emancipation', has defended him for the Oscar slap incident.
Fuqua said that the slap “didn’t feel real to me at all because I was with Will for two years, and I haven’t met a nicer human being.”
He continued, “I’m being honest about it. He was kind to everyone on the set. So, I saw a different person than that one moment in time, and so my reaction was that particular moment is very foreign to me when it comes to Will Smith.”
“I have nothing but amazing things to say about Will Smith, really genuinely. You can ask anybody that worked on the movie, they’ll tell you the same. Nicest person I’ve ever met in my life.", he added.
Fuqua said, "Chris Rock — I know Chris — Chris is a good guy too. I’ve spent time with Chris, and I think it’s an unfortunate event, and I hope we can move forward and get past it,”
The director also said that he never contemplated about canceling or shelving 'Emancipation.'