Josh Brolin wanted ‘to be in the center’ of Will Smith slap

Josh Brolin was one of many many shocked viewers members on the Dolby Theater on the Oscara 2022 ceremony final month when Will Smith slapped Chris Rock on stage.

The 54-year-old actor defined why he needed to be concerned within the smackdown mess in a current interview on Dax Shepard’s podcast “Armchair Expert.”

“I used to be on the Oscars and I couldn’t cease pacing — as a result of a part of me needed to be within the middle of it,” Brolin mentioned.

“I wanna know who the f–ok [is] at fault,” the “Avengers: Endgame” star continued. Alas, Brolin needed to make due with getting groped — alongside his “Dune” co-star Jason Momoa — by Oscars host Regina Corridor, 51, in a bit some critics later slammed as “sexist.”

In the meantime, podcast host Shepard, 47, went on to share a story of a time when he noticed an actor happening a wild rant on set, a scenario which resonated together with his visitor.

Brolin replied, “I’ve at all times thought that like particularly coming from trauma – parental trauma, childhood trauma, no matter that’s – youngsters will do one in every of two issues, and it’s the identical vitality.”

Oscars 2022 co-host Regina Corridor acquired backlash for her skit hitting on and patting down male viewers members and on-stage presenters. She gave a suggestive, full-body “COVID pat-down” to presenters Josh Brolin and newly single Jason Momoa, 42.
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“They’ll both emulate it to try to perceive why it was the best way it was, or they’ll do the other, proper, they usually’ll stay this sort of holy existence, that’s additionally completely unhealthy as a result of it’s precisely the identical vitality,” the “Milk” actor mentioned.

Brolin additionally lately opened up about why he wasn’t forged as Batman in director Zack Snyder’s iteration of the DC hero.

“It will have been the older, the extra raspy, for lack of a greater phrase,” Brolin famous on MTV’s “Happy Sad Confused” podcast earlier this month, explaining how his take would have differed from Ben Affleck’s portrayal in 2016’s “Batman v. Superman: Daybreak of Justice” and 2017’s “Justice League.” 

Josh Brolin is opening up about Ben Affleck getting picked over him to play Batman in Zack Snyder's films.
Brolin shared that Ben Affleck was picked over him to play Batman in Zack Snyder’s DC movies.
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The daddy of 4 added that the thought was “attention-grabbing” to him and mentioned that the selection to as a substitute rent Affleck, 49, wasn’t his alternative, however the “300” filmmaker’s.

“Actually, that might have been a enjoyable deal,” Brolin acknowledged. “And perhaps I’ll do it once I’m 80.”

In the identical episode, the “True Grit” star claimed he was in “early talks” to star because the lead in “Jurassic World,” the position that finally went to Chris Pratt.

“‘Jurassic World,’ with all respect to Steven [Spielberg], I couldn’t image me doing it,” Brolin mentioned. “I couldn’t image me being that man. And I’m very, very completely satisfied primarily based on my choice of what Chris [Pratt] does with it, as a result of I feel Chris is the suitable man.”

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