Eve Defends Will Smith Over New Role Backlash: 'It can't be so much about colorism'
Will Smith is cast to play Venus and Serena Williams' dad Richard which has led to backlash and accusations of colorism. Host Eve weighs in, saying, "I totally understand each side. Idris Elba is amazing, so is Don Cheadle, but Will Smith is amazing and we all know he's an incredible actor and he will do this story justice. We all know that he's good with heartfelt stories and real life stories. And we all remember "The Pursuit of Happyness" where he played Chris Gardner and they were different skin tones as well...It can't be so much about colorism, when it's just telling a beautiful story....and also, Will is a black man."
Air Date: Mar 6, 2019