The Norma Rae actor said that her Smokey and the Bandit co-star and then-boyfriend was "not a nice guy" as she found more success.
The “Everything Everywhere All at Once” star is the first Asian actor to win an Oscar in the Best Actress category.
There were plenty of formidable women directing great movies this year — but not according to the Academy.
"If someone is not ready, I would absolutely respect that and allow them their space to not be ready," the actor said in an interview.
Lupita, who was sat behind the actor as the drama unfolded, said she "knew as soon as it was over that I was going to be a meme.”
The Batman star strongly condemned the actor for slapping Chris Rock at the ceremony, igniting a wave of internet criticism.
"I never thought I'd live to see the day," the Native American actor and activist said of the apology.
The comedian also joked at a recent stand-up show that he was "smacked by Suge Smith."
He has also been gifted with a goat named Will Smith by another comedian.
The Goodfellas star was overcome with emotion when his daughter thanked him from the stage in 1996.