Marvel star Anthony Mackie was recently on The Jess Cagle Show on SiriusXM and he described the time he got punched by Will Smith.
Mackie says his publicist called him while he was in Budapest, where Smith was also filming Gemini Man, and asked if he wanted to present Will with his 50th birthday cake.
As Mackie brought out the cake, Will said, “Hey, Anthony Mackie.” to Mackie’s disbelief Smith knew his name. As Mackie went to high five Smith, there was some confusion on whether it was a high five or a hug and Will accidentally hit Mackie with a hard punch.
“Then he grabbed me and he’s like: ‘You’re good?’ I was like: ‘I think so. I think we’re in a fight, are we in a fight?’ He’s like: ‘No, no, I’m sorry,’ said Mackie.