Chris Rock has been inundated with big-money presents because the Oscars.
The 57-year-old comic was struck by Will Smith throughout final weekend’s Academy Awards – however the controversial second truly appears set to spice up his financial institution steadiness.
A supply defined: “Chris has dealt with the scenario with Will with such grace and poise – and it’s paying dividends. Hollywood simply can’t get sufficient of him and whereas persons are turning away from Will in droves, they’re queuing as much as see Chris.”
The dramatic incident on the Oscars has boosted ticket gross sales for his stand-up tour, and two of the most important names in tv are additionally desirous to safe the primary sit-down interview with Chris.
The insider instructed The Solar newspaper: “His comedy tour is now bought out for months upfront and he has added extra dates on due to the rise in demand.
“Chris has chosen to carry his tongue for now and it’s not stunning, as there are massive cash negotiations happening behind the scenes for his first chat.
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“Oprah [Winfrey] and Ellen [DeGeneres] have each proven curiosity in securing the primary sit-down interview with Chris in regards to the slap and the aftermath.”
Regardless of this, Chris is decided to take his time earlier than committing himself to something.
The supply mentioned: “Chris is in no rush and desires to verify he’s in the correct place earlier than he agrees to something.”
In the meantime, Will not too long ago resigned from the Oscars Academy after smacking Chris.
The 53-year-old actor acknowledged his actions had been “stunning, painful, and inexcusable”.
He added: “The listing of these I’ve harm is lengthy and contains Chris, his household, a lot of my expensive pals and family members, all these in attendance, and world audiences at residence.
“I betrayed the belief of the Academy. I disadvantaged different nominees and winners of their alternative to have a good time and be celebrated for his or her extraordinary work. I’m heartbroken.”
This text initially ran on celebretainment.com.