Last night time, he appeared on The Daily Show to speak to host Trevor Noah about his new movie Emancipation — however as quickly because the interview started, the 2 wasted no time attending to “the slap.”
“I have been away. What have y’all been doing?” Will joked to the viewers about his relative latest absence from public life — earlier than going into what he was pondering on the time of the incident.
“That was a horrific night, as you can imagine,” he recalled. “There’s many nuances and complexities to it. But at the end of the day, I just — I lost it, you know?”
Will went on to say that he was “going through something that night,” however that it did not “justify” him slapping Chris, both.
“It was quite a lot of issues. It was the little boy that watched his father beat up his mom, you recognize? All of that simply bubbled up in that second. That just isn’t who I wish to be.”
Will additionally mentioned that he felt “gone” within the aftermath of the incident. “That was a rage that had been bottled for a very very long time,” he continued, earlier than recalling an anecdote from the morning after the Oscars.
“My nephew is 9. He is the sweetest little boy. We got here house. He had stayed up late to see his uncle Will and we’re sitting in my kitchen and he’s on my lap and he’s holding the Oscar and he is rather like, ‘Why did you hit that man, Uncle Will?’”
“Damn it,” he joking recalled pondering to himself after his nephew’s query. “Why are you attempting to Oprah me?”
Trevor additionally provided his personal opinion on “the slap.” “I like Chris,” he said. “I’m associates with him. I like you, however that is fucked up… I do know that as Black individuals, Black individuals get collectively and go, ‘What was Will doing? What the hell happened?’”
“Lots of Black individuals had been like, ‘He should go to jail.’ Like, you should chill out your self,” he continued. “Some people were overreacting, which made some people underreact.”