Mel Gibson trader stops interview after Will Smith Oscars sneaky questions

Mel Gibson’s acting twice stepped in to interrupt a TV host after he asked a question about Will Smith’s Oscar slap that made the actor laugh.

A Mel Gibson interview was shortened when the actor / director was asked about Will Smith’s now infamous slap at the Oscars.

“I was wondering if you would have been the one who jumped up from his seat and beat Chris Rock if you would have been treated the same way, Mel,” Fox News host Jesse Watters asked. “Have you ever thought about that?”

After beating Rock during the show, Smith was allowed to stay at the ceremony, receive an Oscar for best male lead and even received a standing ovation from the audience when he accepted it.

Watters’ question came near the end of a five-minute interview.

While Gibson laughed, a trader for the star broke in to say the interview was over.

“Uh, thank you, Jesse. It’s our time,” said a disembodied female voice, prompting Watters to end the interview.

Gibson promoted his new film “Father Stu”, which hits theaters on April 13.

It happens when Netflix quietly dumped one of Smith’s movies in the wake of the scandal.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix has “quietly moved” the winner of best actor’s next project, Fast and Loose, “to the backseat” in the wake of the scandal.

Fast and Loose tells the story of a criminal boss (played by Smith) who loses his memory after an attack, and as he gathers clues, he realizes he had lived a double life.

Coincidentally, the film’s director, David Leitch, had withdrawn from the project just a week before the Oscars, leaving Netflix to try to replace him.

THR now claims that Netflix was “understandably cautious” in moving forward after Smith’s outbreak, and the future of Fast and Loose is now unclear.

It’s the first production of Smith’s to be affected by the Oscar event, but it looks more and more likely that others will follow suit.

– New York Post with

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