How has Regina Hall reacted to Will Smith's apology video?
by Ana Walia | Wed, 24 Aug 2022 20:47:25 GMT
Regina Hall understands that it's not easy to apologize. Image Source: Deadline 

Regina Hall understands that it's not easy to apologize. 

Regina Hall, who co-hosted the Oscars 2022 with Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes, has just a couple of words to share about Will Smith’s apology video for Chris Rock

Regina Hall spoke to Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Frazier at the premiere of her movie, "Me Time," and reacted to Will Smith’s video, which was posted last month in which the actor took responsibility for his actions and apologized to Chris Rock, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, co-actors, winners, and everyone for his behavior.

Regina said to Kevin Frazier that life happens and added that she always says that anytime she feels like someone genuinely offers an apology, what can one say but thank you?

The actress also spoke to Variety where she said that it's a tough thing and a difficult road to walk on but acknowledged that Will Smith did take the first step and apologized, but added that how people see it, it’s up to them. She added that she hopes that everyone can evolve from where they are at the moment. She also shared that she is open to the possibility of co-hosting the Academy Awards once again.

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Regina Hall said that she had a great time hosting the ceremony with Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes and would love to have the opportunity to host it again. Wanda Sykes, during her appearance on Live with Kelly and Ryan back in July, shared that she was traumatized and still gets emotional when she thinks about the altercation between Will Smith and Chris Rock, and had stated that she would not like to return to co-host the Academy Awards.

Wanda explained that she should not say it, but it was an amazing honor for her to co-host the ceremony. It’s something that one wants to do, they do it once and are not sure if they want to do it again or not. Wanda added that hosting the Academy Awards is a huge job, and it takes a lot of people to clean her up.

Will Smith apologized to Chris Rock and his family in his video and said he was sorry for hitting the comic on stage. He said that when he contacted Chris Rock, he learned that the actor-comedian was not yet prepared to discuss it. Will Smith stated that he would wait for Chris Rock to be alright before getting in touch with him. In his video, Will Smith also made it clear that his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, had no input on his decisions.

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The actor stated that he waited for three months to apologize because he wanted his apology to come off as sincere and honest, and not like he was doing it for the sake of it or as a damage control situation. And the actor added that the work he is trying to do is that he is deeply remorseful and trying to be remorseful without being ashamed of himself. Will mentioned that he is a human being and he made a mistake and he is now trying not to think of himself as a piece of shit but added that he is aware that the situation had been confusing for a lot of people, shocking to be precise but he is now deeply devoted and committed to putting light and love and joy into the world and said that if everybody can hang on, he promises Chris Rock and he will be able to be friends again.

Will Smith after the altercation although did post a public apology for Chris Rock and everyone at the Academy Awards in a statement post on his social media along with announcing that he will be resigning  from the Academy. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences also announced a few weeks later that Will Smith has been banned from attending any Academy events for a decade and the actor accepted the decision stating that he was wrong and he accepts the consequences of it. 

Regina Hall, who stars along with Kevin Hart and Mark Wahlberg in "Me Time," which is out on Netflix on August 26th, shared that she has always been a fan of Kevin Hart, Mark Wahlberg, and John Hamburg, and she loved working with them and all of them had so much fun together.

While his wife and children are gone for spring break, stay-at-home parent Sonny Fisher played by Kevin Hart finds himself with some "me time" for the first time in ten years. The devoted father of two small children also serves as the PTA president, oversees the school talent show, and is a devoted husband to his wife and successful architect Maya played by Regina Hall.

Sonny is by himself when his ex-best buddy, the bachelor party beast Huck Dembo, calls who is played by Mark Wahlberg. They meet up again for Huck's 44th birthday celebration. The crazy weekend gets out of hand, endangering Sonny's well-deserved reputation as the ideal family guy as well as their recently renewed friendship.