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Will Smith admits to having lost his sleep over the Oscar slap on his new film Emancipation.

Almost exactly eight months after his infamous Oscar blow, Will Smith admits that he is awakened by the blow that damages his new film Emancipation.

Smith, 54, won his first Oscar for King Richard just an hour after he slapped Oscar host Chris Rock for making a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith.

Now Smith reveals in a new interview with Weekly entertainment that he fears his action has hurt the chances of the film’s award season.

Slack: Almost exactly eight months after his infamous Oscar slap, Will Smith admits he’s awakened by the slap that hurts his new movie Emancipation

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“The only discomfort my heart has is that so many people have done spectacular work on this film,” says Smith.

“I hope my team will not be punished at all for my actions. I think (director) Antoine (Fuqua) and (cameraman) Robert (Richardson) and Ben (Foster) and Charmaine (Bingwa) — everyone did such a spectacular job,” he added.

“I definitely sleep badly a few times every night, thinking I could have possibly penalized my team, but I’m going to do everything I can to make sure everyone is seen in the light they deserve,” he added.

Discomfort:

Discomfort: “The only discomfort my heart has is that so many people have done spectacular work on this film,” says Smith

Punished:

Punished: “I definitely sleep some shut-eye every night thinking I could have possibly penalized my team, but I’m going to do everything I can to make sure everyone is seen in the light they deserve,” he added

While it’s unclear if Smith will be nominated for his work in Emancipation – based on the true story of a slave known as “Whipped Peter” whose whipped photo provided world proof of slave owner brutality – he won’t be able to personally accept a Oscar if he won.

Smith resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the organization imposed a 10-year ban on attending the Oscars after the blow.

Smith added that he had seen the famous “Whipped Peter” pictures as a child, although he learned a lot more about him.

Whipped Peter: While It'S Unclear If Smith Will Be Nominated For His Work In Emancipation - Based On The True Story Of A Slave Known As 'Whipped Peter' Whose Whipped Photo Provided World Proof Of Slave Owner Brutality - He Won'T Are Capable Of Personally Receiving An Oscar If He Were To Win

Whipped Peter: While it’s unclear if Smith will be nominated for his work in Emancipation – based on the true story of a slave known as ‘Whipped Peter’ whose whipped photo provided world proof of slave owner brutality – he won’t are capable of personally receiving an Oscar if he were to win

Slap: Smith Resigned From The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences And The Organization Imposed A 10-Year Ban From Attending The Oscars After The Slap

Slap: Smith resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the organization imposed a 10-year ban from attending the Oscars after the slap

“I had seen the image of Whipped Peter as a child, but when his story came into focus I was moved in the most beautiful ways,” Bill Collage’s screenplay added, “one of the best books. ‘

“When you look at the brutality he endured, and then realize that it allowed him to maintain faith, gratitude and love in the face of that kind of atrocity — I knew I wanted to learn from Peter,” Smith added.

Smith also spoke to Washington DC’s Fox 5 network, where he was asked what he would say to viewers who aren’t quite ready to watch his work after the Oscar blow.

Story: 'I Had Seen The Image Of Whipped Peter As A Child, But When His Story Came Into Focus I Was Moved In The Most Beautiful Ways,' Added Bill Collage'S Screenplay, 'One Of The Greatest Reads'

Story: ‘I had seen the image of Whipped Peter as a child, but when his story came into focus I was moved in the most beautiful ways,’ added Bill Collage’s screenplay, ‘one of the greatest reads’

‘I understand that completely. If someone isn’t ready, I would absolutely respect that and give them the space to not be ready,” Smith said.

“My main concern is my team, you know, Antoine has done what I think is the best work of his entire career,” he added.

“The people on this team have done the best work of their entire careers and I deeply hope that my actions will not harm my team. So right now that’s what I’m working for, that’s what I’m hoping for,” Smith added.

Will Understands: “I Totally Understand.  If Someone Isn'T Ready, I Would Absolutely Respect That And Give Them The Space To Not Be Ready,

Will understands: “I totally understand. If someone isn’t ready, I would absolutely respect that and give them the space to not be ready,” Smith said

He continued, “I hope the material, the power of the movie, the timeliness of the story, you know, I hope the good that can be done will at least open people’s hearts to see and recognize and support the great artists in and around this film.’

Emancipation opens in selected cinemas on December 2 and will be released on the Apple TV Plus streaming service a week later on December 9.

Strength: He Continued, “I Hope The Material, The Strength Of The Movie, The Timeliness Of The Story, You Know, I Hope The Good That Can Be Done Will At Least Open People'S Hearts To See And Acknowledge And Support The Incredible Artists In And Around This Film'

Strength: He continued, “I hope the material, the strength of the movie, the timeliness of the story, you know, I hope the good that can be done will at least open people’s hearts to see and acknowledge and support the incredible artists in and around this film’

Theaters And Streaming: Emancipation Opens December 2 In Select Theaters Before Releasing A Week Later On December 9 On The Apple Tv Plus Streaming Service

Theaters and Streaming: Emancipation opens December 2 in select theaters before releasing a week later on December 9 on the Apple TV Plus streaming service

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