In an interview Will Smith talked  about the now-famous slap he received at the Oscars in March.

Smith called it "a horrific night" and claimed he "lost it" when he stormed the stage.

 He slapped presenter Chris Rock while promoting his upcoming movie "Emancipation."

Smith said. “I was going through something that night. Not that that justifies my behavior at all.

That was a rage that had been bottled for a really long time,” Smith said.

Smith mentioned  that he was afraid of conflict as a child, and Noah brought up the unfavourable comments.

It was a number of different things, Smith replied All of that just came to the surface at that time.

Smith declared that he was "not who I want to be" at that precise moment.

Smith has received a penalty from the Academy in the form of a 10-year attendance ban from the Oscars.