American Journalist Stephen A. Smith Rejects Will Smith for Playing Him in a Movie

Published 10/24/2022, 2:30 PM EDT

2022 is about to end, and people still haven’t forgotten about Will Smith and his Oscar incident. Because of the slap gate, the actor had to face a lot of huge consequences. He lost some major projects and also got banned from the Academy. One more project came to light, which Smith lost because of the same reason. Stephen A. Smith opened up about rejecting Will in a project.

Earlier this year, the actor slapped his friend and the host of Oscars 2022, Chris Rock. Chris passed on a joke about Smith’s wife and that angered the King Richard star. He got up and slapped the host openly. However, Netflix is in negotiations with the actor. But he has lost many of his allies and projects as well. Now, which project is lost by the actor because of an impulsive moment?

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Smith has been an iconic actor and a musician in Hollywood. He has become more than just an actor because of his various artistic interests. But because of one moment, the actor also had to lose almost everything. Recently, Stephen A. Smith, who is a television personality, sports radio host, and sports journalist, opened up about rejecting Will for playing his role in the biopic.

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When the journalist appeared on a late-night talk show, which airs on Comedy Central, he talked about who should play him in his biopic. He said, “Dammit it would’ve been Will Smith before the slap! But I can’t go with him now.” As Stephen himself admitted, because of the slap, he cannot let Smith play his character in the biopic.

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So, who else can play according to Stephen? Well, he is looking at Michael B. Jordan, Omari Hardwick, and also Stephen’s friend Jamie Foxx for the character. He hasn’t decided yet, but one thing is for sure, it will not be Will Smith. Despite being the first choice of the journalist, the Fresh Prince lost the part because of his reaction to Chris Rock’s joke as public and an important event.

Who do you think should play Stephen A. Smith? Do you have any other actor suitable for the part? Tell us all about it in the comment box below.

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Neha Chande

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Neha Rajesh Chande is a writer at Netflix Junkie. She has pursued her master's degree with English Literature. Previously, she's been a facilitator and a lecturer of English and Communication Skills.

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