Washington: Will Smith lost his cool at the Russian premiere of Men In Black 3, when a reporter got too close for comfort.
The 43-year-old slapped a Ukrainian reporter across the face on the red carpet of his latest movie, after he tried to kiss the actor on the lips.
The Academy Award winner angrily pushed the man away and then backhanded him across the face.
After Smith slapped the guy, he said, “He’s lucky I didn’t sucker punch him,” TMZ reported.
Apparently the man who kissed Smith is a television reporter who often kisses celebrities.
A source on scene tells TMZ, the reporter’s mouth brushed up against Smith’s and that’s why the actor reacted so violently.
Despite the incident, Smith stayed positive and happily continued to sign autographs for fans and do red carpet interviews.