Will Smith jumps into interview with David Letterman

Fans and critics alike will finally be hearing from Will Smith after the infamous slap in the face at the Oscars.

The actor is among the next celebrities to appear on David Letterman’s Netflix talk show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.

Season 4 of the chat series arrives on the streamer on May 20th.

The six-episode season will also star Cardi B, Billie Eilish, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Ryan Reynolds.

The last time Letterman’s show hit Netflix was in October 2020.

Smith, 53, has been busy lately as he was known as the guy who slapped Chris Rock on live television and then lost out on upcoming film projects – even after taking home his first Oscar .

The ‘King Richard’ star made a dramatic scene during the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 when he ran onto the stage at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles and punched Rock, 57, in the face.

MY NEXT GUEST NEEDS NO INTRODUCTION WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, Host David Letterman,
Will Smith appears alongside several other celebrities on David Letterman’s Netflix talk show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.
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TOPSHOT - US actor Will Smith holds his award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for "King Richard" as he attends the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party after the 94th Annual Academy Awards at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, California on March 27, 2022.  (Photo by Patrick T. FALLON/AFP) (Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images)
Smith won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in King Richard on March 27.
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Season 4 of Letterman’s Talk Show arrives on Netflix May 20th.
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However, viewers shouldn’t expect Smith to discuss the incident during his interview with the former Late Show host. The episodes were filmed before March 2022.

He was banned from the Oscars for 10 years as a result of the actions of the “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It” rapper. Smith slapped Rock because the comedian made a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith, being bald. The 50-year-old actress suffers from alopecia.

Other A-listers who shed their souls on the 75-year-old Letterman included Kim Kardashian, Robert Downey Jr., Lizzo, Kanye West, Jay-Z, George Clooney, Barack Obama and Dave Chappelle.

Chappelle, meanwhile, became the second comedian to be assaulted on stage and on camera since the Oscars incident. Earlier this week, the 48-year-old entertainer was attacked by an unruly bystander at the Hollywood Bowl. He was not injured in the chilling altercation and the attacker has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon.

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