Yesterday's post about Letitia Wright, the anti-vaxxer religious nutjob who somehow plays a genius in Marvel movies, was based on this Hollywood Reporter article, which featured a blind item about a "high-profile actor":
In August, a high-profile actor was on the set of a film when he came down with COVID-19 and was hospitalized. The star, known to the cast and crew as being dismissive of vaccines and masks, was said to be unvaccinated. The film shut down for three weeks, but not before more than a dozen crewmembers got sick, sources say. Ultimately, the stoppage resulted in a seven-figure hit for the production company. The Hollywood Reporter is withholding the actor’s name because he didn’t flout any specific protocol on the project. The actor’s rep declined to comment.
So who is the unnamed anti-vaxxer who allegedly hospitalized and got several crew members sick on his movie set, which had to shut down production? The current most popular guess is Fresh Prince Will Smith.
What's the evidence?
- Production on the set of Emancipation, the "runaway-slave thriller" (?????) directed by Antoine Fuqua and starring Smith, was shut down in August after "a small number of positive Covid tests"
- Additionally, a COVID outbreak was reported at Smith's production company Westbrook Inc., after 10 staffers tested positive, also in August (someone pointed out this is from 2020, my case is collapsing!)
- Will's new movie King Richard, for which he's predicted to get an Oscar nomination, premiered at the Telluride Film Festival in September. Will did not show up to support the movie, and the festival required proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test to attend
source 1 2 3 4 5
What do you think ONTD? Any guesses?