On this first day after Will Smith’s slap we are all a little in shock, but at the same time we have to stop telling him everything and anything to this guy, he tends to take everything a little badly. So that similar incidents do not happen again, we have decided to give you the official list of phrases to never say to Will Smith, those that make him twist instantly. Let’s all be responsible, as soon as we meet him, let’s take the right steps and only then can we help him.
1. “Nice Jada’s new haircut, it suits her well!”
First point, NEVER throw him on this subject, even if you mean what you say, he is too sensitive when talking about his wife’s hair, even good.
What to say instead: Instead, comment on his shoes or talk about the passage of time, it soothes him.
2. “Have you seen the Prince of Bel’Air remake trailer? Sounds pretty good.”
NO. NEVER. It’s the show that launched his career, if you even start to approach the remake it’s a direct slap in the face, even if you plan to criticize the project.
What to say instead: You are so beautiful Will, and so talented, I admire you.
3. “Bad Boys 3 was really shit, right? Did you do it for the money?”
We all know that was shit, even the two of them were all rotten, but don’t go telling him that outright or he’ll get it really bad and you’ll be getting an overreaction from him ( like a slap, it’s not very varied in terms of reaction).
What to say instead: Can’t wait to see Badboys 4. (Even though you obviously don’t mean a word of it.)
4. “I got tickets to the Chris Rock show, wanna come?”
Seriously, are you telling him that on purpose? You can see that it’s tense between the two actors, it’s not worth adding to it.
What to say instead: I have tickets for the Roland Magdane show, do you want to come?
5. “What’s your zodiac sign Will?”
Be careful, he is very fussy about astrology, don’t throw him out on the subject for no reason because he yells directly and distributes slaps like hotcakes in Nazareth.
What to say instead: Which Hogwarts house do you belong to? Did you take the test?
6. “Did you work your forehand for ‘The Williams Method’?”
We’re not going to lie to each other, it was a hell of a slap. There is reason to wonder if such power does not come from his preparation for the film, but to mention it is to expose yourself to a demonstration, and it is not great.
What to say instead: So how do you like tennis? Do you know Yannick Noah?
7. “Who is your favorite in Koh-Lanta this year?”
But not unfortunate, her favorite was Stephanie and she was eliminated in week five so don’t reopen those barely healing wounds. The Will has to be spared.
What to say instead: What is your favorite event in Top Chef? (It’s the restaurant war, he’s a complete fan of decoration and cooking so he never misses this episode).
8. Hinting at his rapping career in some way
If you try to say good or bad about it, he will eventually respond by slapping you. Already he’s not the most open guy on dialogue and he tends to settle everything by giving a damn, but there in addition you revive him on his career as a failed rapper, it’s screwed for you.
What to say instead: Tell him about the movies Men In Blackbut be careful don’t talk to him about the last one, he doesn’t play in it and you know how he reacts when he’s upset.
9. “Your wife was stunning in Matrix 4. Awesome movie.”
There the problem is that he will understand that you are lying and give you a thumbs up. Nobody liked this horror, even the actors looked less convinced of what they were playing than my grandmother when she agreed to pay a telemarketer’s product just to get rid of him.
What to say instead: Without kidding your wife’s last movie there, Matrix 4, it was really shit.
10. “Did you cry when the dog from ‘I Am Legend’ died?”
Obviously he cried, he even wanted to be one of the actors who adopted an animal during a shoot so much he loved this dog. But if you turn the knife in the wound like that it will really put you in misery.
What to say instead: Hey, I ran over a cat on the road yesterday. (He hates cats, not super nice but what do you want he is in the dog team.)
11. Would you like a beer?
Straight slap. Well it’s true that he tends to leave on the spur of the moment for no reason, because in this specific case you didn’t say anything very serious to him. But why do you want to talk to him so much? Just exist next to him.
What to say instead: Nothing. Try to be quiet and breathe quietly, he will calm down.
12. Honestly, isn’t your son a bit stupid?
So for once this one should not be used in general, not only with Will Smith. You can not say that. It is thought, but it is not said.
What to say instead: Say he’s really nice your kid. Really, really nice.