Josh Brolin has admitted part of him “wanted to be at the center of the drama” that followed at the 94th Oscars when Will Smith slapped Chris Rock on live TV.
The Oscar-nominated actor opened up about last month’s incident, which took place after Rock made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith, referring to her shaved head.
“I was at the Oscars and I couldn’t stop pacing,” Brolin said on the latest episode of the podcast Armchair expert with Dax Schäfer.
“Because part of me wanted to be the center of attention,” he said of his mindset at the time. “I want to know who the hell is to blame.”
Shepard then shared a story about a time he witnessed an actor explode into a tirade, joking that he could “tell them what everyone’s childhood was” just by looking around.
Brolin replied, “I’ve always thought that kids, especially when they come from trauma — parental trauma, childhood trauma, whatever — they’re going to do one of two things, and it’s the same energy.
“They’re either going to mimic it to try to understand why it was like that, or they’re going to do the opposite, right, and they’re going to live that kind of sacred existence, which is also totally unhealthy because it’s the exact same energy .”
The 54-year-old father of four thought about being a parent and raising his children “resilient” and preparing them for the future.
“We all run,” he joked. “We’re on stage to be beaten all the time.”
Brolin stars in the new Amazon Prime thriller series outer range, which is available to stream now.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/josh-brolin-will-smith-oscars-b2065074.html Josh Brolin wanted to be the center of Will Smith’s Oscar drama