Jessica Chastain has shared what it was like to accept her first Academy Award shortly after Will Smith and Chris Rock got into an altercation.
During the Oscars 2022 ceremony, Rock took to the stage to announce the recipient of the Best Documentary Feature gong. Before he read out the nominees, he used the opportunity to make a few jokes about the A-listers in attendance.
One gag about Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith angered the King Richard actor, who yelled at Rock from his seat, before climbing up on stage and slapping the comedian across the face. Shortly after that, Chastain bagged the Best Actress prize for her performance in The Eyes of Tammy Faye.