This is when Will Smith raises his hand to a Spanish TV host and warns him, ‘Be careful what you say to my wife’ as he puts his arm around her.
Video footage from 2010 of the Hollywood actor keeping a close eye on Spanish broadcaster Pablo Motos while holding Jada Pinkett Smith towards him resurfaced on Wednesday after 53-year-old Oscar host Chris Rock hit the screen on Sunday. stage hit.
Motos, who hosts the hit Spanish TV show El Hormiguero – which King Richard star Smith has attended several times – was about to compliment her on her beauty and professional success after she advised the couple’s son, Jaden. had given to make it in the movie business.
But the tiny host didn’t make it until he spoke Jada’s name before the six-foot star raised his right hand and barked in Spanish, “Pablo, be careful of the words you use for my wife, okay?”
He then gestured to Motos to start talking as he stretched his neck forward to show him that he would listen very carefully to every word he said.
Smith replied, “Very well, very well,” as the Spanish star said he wasn’t surprised by actress Jada’s success in Hollywood before telling her she was “beautiful inside and out” after her husband had him again. warned: “Cuidado, cuidado,” which translates into English as “Be careful.”
The re-emerged clip has come to light after the now infamous TV slap that Smith passed to Rock.
Smith – who won the Best Actor award just minutes later for his role in King Richard – shocked the audience and viewers at home Sunday when he took the stage during Rock’s comments after the comedian joked about Jada.
Rock said, ‘Jada, I love you. `GI Jane 2,’ can’t wait to see it.”
The joke struck a chord. Pinkett Smith, whose head has been shaved, has spoken publicly about her alopecia diagnosis.
Will Smith then strode onto the stage and punched Rock in the face. Back in his seat, Smith twice yelled at Rock to “take my wife’s name out of your (expletive) mouth.”
On the popular Spanish show El Hormiguero in 2010, Will Smith told TV host Pablo Motos to “be careful with the words you use for my wife” while watching him.
Smith then got closer to Motos to make sure the host knew he was all ears on what he would say about his wife next – Jada Pinkett Smith
Smith later warns Motos ‘Cuidado, cuidado’, meaning ‘be careful, be careful’ after the popular Spanish TV figure complimented Jada’s beauty and career success
The August 26, 2010, TV moment ended with Pablo hugging Jada before doing a high five with Will, proving that the actor at the center of the Oscar controversy was just kidding with his threats.
But the images were rescued Wednesday by eagle-eyed social media users after the extraordinary attack on Chris Rock that followed his poorly received joke about Smith’s wife’s alopecia.
It surfaced hours after Ukrainian journalist turned prankster Vitalii Sediuk spoke ten years ago about being pushed and punched in the face after hugging Smith and trying to kiss on the red carpet during a premiere in Moscow.
Spanish film buff Toni Morejon said of the old footage filmed at El Hormiguero: “Will Smith warned Pablo Motos what could happen to him a long time ago” before closing his tweet with the hashtag #Oscars.
Motos is a household name in Spain, where he has interviewed Justin Bieber, Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Aniston, Bradley Cooper and Chris Hemsworth, among others.
Earlier this year, the TV presenter called former Chelsea and Man United manager Jose Mourinho the “lying one” after accusing him of dirty tricks to get his daughter Matilde in a 2012 interview with the Canadian singer.
Mourinho has become more used to being called the ‘special’, after the famous nickname stuck with him in the years since he used it in 2004 to describe himself in his first spell at Stamford Bridge.
The Spanish TV presenter claimed that the football manager fooled him into believing that he would give him an interview in exchange for free tickets to Matilde and a friend.
Will Smith hit Chris Rock onstage at the Oscars on Sunday after the comedian joked about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith. On Monday, Smith apologized for his actions
After hitting Rock, a visibly smoking Smith returned to his seat and began shouting repeatedly, ‘Keep my wife’s name out of your damn mouth’
On Tuesday, Smith indirectly apologized to comedian and Oscar master of ceremonies Chris Rock after punching him on TV on Sunday for making a bad taste joke about his wife Jada, saying a joke about her “medical condition is too much.” much was for me to bear and I reacted emotionally’
Motos has also developed a close relationship with Will Smith over the years following his multiple appearances on his TV show.
He has said of the Oscar incident on his program, now showing on Antena 3: “While it’s clear the violence is unjustifiable and Will Smith screwed up and, sure enough, the Hollywood market will pay him dearly, I want us to understand the other side.
Chris Rock needs to know that if you use free speech in public, you have to assume that you are going to pay a price. Freedom of expression is not free and we know that at this table.’