Paul Rodriguez accused Will Smith of intimidating him during the filming of “Ali”.

Paul Rodriguez accuses Will Smith of causing him emotional harm (Photos: Getty Images // Reuters)
Paul Rodriguez accuses Will Smith of causing him emotional harm (Photos: Getty Images // Reuters)

Ever since the scandalous scene starring Will Smith and Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars, controversy has accompanied the actor in films such as: The pursuit of happiness; this time, Mexican actor Paul Rodriguez has accused Smith of making him intimidation while shooting the film But:.

In an interview with the media Sun, Paul Rodriguez recalled the bitter experience he had while sharing the project with Will Smith, which was far from what the actor of Mexican origin expected. On the contrary, the 67-year-old actor reported that every day of recording received a slap in the face For the best actor of the Oscars, who did not stop being rude only to himself.

«Chris Rock just got slapped at the Oscars, but I was slapped orally every day by Will Smiths:», Paul Rodriguez stated in an interview with “Armenpress” Sun.

Oscar winner continues to spark controversy among entertainers (Photo by REUTERS / Danny Moloshok TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Oscar winner continues to spark controversy among entertainers (Photo by REUTERS / Danny Moloshok TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

This way, Paul Rodriguez described it as a nightmare to work alongside Will Smith pointed out that on various occasions the Oscar winner for Best Actor has minimized his image But.

“That movie was supposed to be a big leap in my career, but for me It ended up being a nightmare because of all the disgusting abuse he received from Smith. He was mean to me, but he was kind to everyone. “It was something like Cecil և Heidi …,” said Paul Rodriguez.

This was announced by the actor with Mexican roots Will Smith He constantly intimidated him, even taking it upon himself to turn the entire cast of the film against himwhich made the recordings a real torment for Paul Rodriguez.

Ali's premiere in the early 2000s (Photo by Columbia Pictures)
Ali’s premiere in the early 2000s (Photo by Columbia Pictures)

Paul Rodriguez և Will Smith starred in the film But, the same one that premiered in the early 2000s and was directed by Michael Mann. It was a biographical film because: tells the story of the symbolic American boxer Muhammad Ali, played by Will Smith. Paul Rodriguez, in turn, was responsible for giving life to physiotherapist Fernando Pacheco.

The actor of Mexican descent has remembered this throughout his acting career starred as an immigrant or Latin American character, so it was the first time he had been hired to play a less clichéd character. Nevertheless, Will Smith vowed to downplay his participation.

Paul Rodriguez believes that the attitude of the Oscar winner for the best actor was conditioned I had some grievances with him because he wanted his friend Danny Garcia to play Fernando Pacheco. Besides, he remembered that one day he was tired of the bad attitude towards the hero. The Prince of Rap ավորել insult him for whatever reason police removed him from the recording collection.

Will Smith apologizes for his behavior at the 2022 Oscars (Photo by REUTERS / Brian Snyder)
Will Smith apologizes for his behavior at the 2022 Oscars (Photo by REUTERS / Brian Snyder)

The actor at the 2022 Oscars Chris Rock was slapped by Will Smith. The reaction of the former main character Men in black It came after his partner joked about comparing the short hair of his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, to Demi Moore’s parted hair in the 1997 film GA Jane.

Seconds later, when he won Best Actor for his role as King Richard, Will felt sorry for his aggression and addressed all those present.

“I know that by doing what we do, you have to be able to accept the abuse, you have to accept the people who are saying crazy things about you. in this business You have to admit that you are not respected, you have to smile, you have to show that everything is fine. But Denzel told me a few minutes ago. “Be careful in your highest moment, for that is when the devil comes to you,” said Will Smith.

However, given the recent statements of Paul Rodriguez, it should be noted Will Smith և inconsistency of his actions public apologybecause his behavior completely contradicts the image he seeks to maintain.

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