Vivica A. Fox’s breakthrough came in 1996, with roles in two box-office hit films. One is Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day and the other is F. Gary Gray’s Set It Off. She recently held back tears as she spoke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s remarks about her husband Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Academy Awards this year.
The actress discussed Jada’s remarks on a recent episode of The Wendy Williams show. She said that Jada took “no accountability” for her role in the event recently on Red Table Talk. Vivica has worked with both of them and that’s why it’s going to be more difficult for her.
This is going to be difficult for me. These are my peers. I’ve done a movie with both of them. Set It Off with Jada and Independence Day with Will Smith, which absolutely changed my life. When I saw this video last night, it made me cry, I’ll be very honest with you guys. I really felt to be a partner to Will Smith who’s career basically took a crumble that night. We were all rooting for Will Smith that night — Oscar night — we wanted him to win. Will Smith that night as far as I was concerned was going to be crowned this generation’s Sidney Poitier, which is a huge honor.
Fox then explained why she believes Jada played a part in the altercation. It all occurred when Rock made a joke about Jada’s shaved head, prompting Will to walk onstage and punch the comic. Fox anticipated that in the aftermath of the tragedy, Will and Jada would take more responsibility for their behavior.
On Wednesday’s Red Table Talk, Jada spoke directly to the audience regarding the Academy Awards. All she wants is for these two capable, intellectual guys to be able to heal, talk things out, and reconcile. Check out the video below.
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