The Ukrainian reporter tried to kiss Will on the lips on the red carpet and the actor angrily pushes him away and then backhands him across the face.
Earlier in the week Will Smith was upstaged by a model at his own premier.. Later in the week a Ukrainian reporter stole the show.
While walking the red carpet in Moscow for that city’s premiere of “Men in Black 3,” Will Smith found himself on the wrong end of an aggressively amorous reporter’s lips.
The brief interaction took place at the start of Smith’s red carpet walk, when a Ukranian reporter asked Smith for a hug. Ever the accommodating movie star, Smith obliged: “Of course,” the actor said.
And then no doubt regretted it as said reporter tried to get a little too jiggy with Will.
“Oh, there you go. Oh, hey man,” Smith said, pushing the reporter away when the hug turned into an attempted full-on kiss. “Come on, man. What the hell is your problem, buddy? Hey. Sorry, he tried to kiss me in my mouth. This joker’s lucky I didn’t sucker-punch him.”
You can clearly see that Will is incredibly angry that the guy showed overt affection toward him.
Will Smith is not the first celebrity that the television reporter has attempted to kiss. — it’s his schtick.
For the record, Will just came out in support of gay marriage.
A source on scene tells TMZ, the reporter’s mouth brushed up against Will’s and that’s why the actor reacted so violently. Despite the incident, Will stayed positive … and happily continued to sign autographs for fans and do red carpet interviews.