In spite of Will Smith issued an apology and resignation announcement from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after scandalous slap Chris Rock during the Oscars 2022, even a week later, the slap was still on everyone’s mind.
Everyone from Zo Kravitz and Amy Schumer arrive Tiffany Haddish and a famous American actor Yes express their opinion about Oscar’s historic moment, share the sentiments in favor of Rock or Smith. But at least one star with a longstanding relationship with the two is hoping for a positive cultural change: Rosario Dawson.
Dawson was one of many guests in attendance Vanity FairOscar party gathers starsFor the first time since 2020. And while the actor said it feels great to be in the room with her peers again, the circumstances are definitely a little bit weirder than usual.
“It was great to meet everyone, but this year is definitely a very different vibe, due to a lot of things,” said Dawson. Vanity Fair at Kate Spade’s fall 2022 collection presentation, referring to the Oscars event the star said, “we’re all still unpacking.”
“These are two people that I have known and loved for many years, so it was really upsetting,” she said. Dawson starred in both Men in Black II and seven pounds with Smith, and also starred opposite Rock in Top five. “I also think everyone is in this really heavy place,” she continued, referring to the pandemic. “It’s been two years; it was a lot. I think you can feel a sort of sense of insecurity throughout the entire space. ”
Though the slap overshadowed much of the ceremony, Dawson took it upon himself to channel the celebratory energy to winners like Questlove—First whose director, Summer of the soul, took home the statue for best documentary shortly after Smith attacked the Rock.
Dawson smiled at the memory. “Seeing Questlove… I had to give him my award at the Independent Spirit Awards, and it means a lot. And especially that story.”
Even with the looming drama of the slap, Dawson said, people still enjoy the aftermath of the Oscars — acting as casual as they can while “cramming into the face with In-N-Out.” “. But their mixed feelings are obviously very common.
“[The night] like the moment we’re still in it. And I think that’s important because things are very worrying right now. We don’t have to disappear into wonderland and pretend that everything is fine. It’s not, ” DMZ said the actor. “There is a reason why people have an opinion about it because there is something there that we need to look at and unpack… and in a moment like a pandemic — it gave,” explains Dawson. See how we can turn it around.”
“But I think there is something that can be learned from all of this that I hope will change some gears. I think people are re-evaluating a lot of the ways we used to do it. This is not normal; let’s not normalize any of this,” she added.
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