HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 14:  Actor Will Smith attends the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 7th annual Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on November 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Will Smith
Regrets Not
Doing This
Kissing Scene
Throughout his life, Will Smith has always claimed to be a person who has a strong belief in doing the right thing. When it comes to some of the decisions he's made over the years, Smith always tries to stand by them or admit when he's wrong and that's exactly what he did after initially refusing to do a male-on-male kiss scene in one of his earlier films.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly in 1993, Will Smith explained how he regretted not doing the same-sex kissing scene that director Fred Schepisi had planned out for his character Paul, who was gay, in "Six Degrees of Separation." Schepisi had been forced to use a stand-in instead, which Smith said was wrong on his part.
"It was very immature on my part," Smith told EW. "I was thinking, 'How are my friends in Philly going to think about this?' I wasn't emotionally stable enough to artistically commit to that aspect of the film. In a movie with actors and a director and writer of this caliber, for me to be the one bringing something cheesy to it."