Denzel Washington was one of many first individuals to speak with Will Smith after his Oscars slap and earlier than his Greatest Actor award.
On Saturday, Washington made his preliminary public feedback on the incident, showing with Pastor T.D. Jakes at a Management Summit in Washington, D.C. Though he was brief on specifics, he did reveal his basic philosophy on Smith’s actions.
“There’s a saying when the satan ignores you, then you already know you’re doing one thing incorrect,” Washington stated. “The satan goes, ‘Oh, no, depart him alone, he’s my favourite.’ Conversely, when the satan comes at you, possibly it’s as a result of he’s attempting to do one thing proper. And for no matter motive, the satan bought a maintain of him that evening.”
Washington stated that they prayed on Oscar evening. “Fortuitously there have been individuals there, not simply me however others. Tyler Perry, got here instantly proper over there with me,” Washington stated. “Some prayers. I don’t wanna say what we talked about. However there however for the grace of God go any of us. Who’re we to sentence? I don’t know all of the ins and outs of this case, however I do know the one resolution was prayer. The best way I noticed it. The best way I see it.”