Michael Bay is best known for making big-budget, high-concept action films characterized by fast cutting, stylistic cinematography and visuals, and extensive use of special effects, including frequent depictions of explosions. It seems he recently shared his thoughts on the Will Smith slap. Bay wanted to shed more light on the ongoing Ukraine crisis.
Michael Bay is not available to answer your questions on Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars in 2022. Bay directed Smith in “Bad Boys” and “Bad Boys II,” two of his hallmark action films. Yahoo recently asked Bay to weigh in on the slap but Bay stated that he doesn’t care.
I wasn’t watching. I saw it. First of all, it’s wrong to begin with. I don’t really care. Hollywood gets very self-absorbed. There are babies getting blown up in the Ukraine right now. We should be talking about that. I really don’t care.
Unadjusted for inflation, Smith and Bay’s “Bad Boys” films grossed nearly $400 million worldwide. Smith returned to the franchise with the third instalment, “Bad Boys for Life,” in 2020. Although Bay starred in the film in a cameo role, it was directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah.
The third film was a worldwide success, grossing $426 million dollars. Smith has apologized to Chris Rock and resigned from the Academy since the 2022 Oscars. While promoting his latest action film “Ambulance,” starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Bay was asked about the smack. Universal Pictures’ film will be released in theatres nationwide on April 8th.
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