I’ve never felt much rapport with Will Smith (his surface-skimming, auto-pilot sense of humor, conservative movie choices, Scientology) but yesterday’s incident at the Moscow premiere of Men in Black 3 was okay. A Ukranian TV reporter reportedly “notorious for kissing celebrities” tried to punk Smith with a kiss on the mouth, and Smith shut him down and gave him the back of his hand. And I got that.
Invading someone’s private space with unsolicited kissing is an aggresive provocation, in the same boat with that guy who squirt-gunned Tom Cruise.
“Sorry…he kissed me on my mouth,” Smith said a few seconds later. “The joker is lucky I didn’t sucker punch him.”