During Will Smith’s many years in the entertainment business he thought he knew every trick under a reporter‘s sleeve. Well, he was obviously taken off guard by what was waiting for him in Moscow.

Will Smith was in Moscow for the premiere of “Men in Black 3” and looked jovial as he walked down the red carpet; Waving to fans and speaking to reporters. All was well until his encounter with one eager reporter from Ukrainian‘s television channel 1+1, Vitalii Sediuk. Sediuk rushes to Mr. Smith, hugs him and kisses him on the cheek. Smith who understands that customs are a little different in Europe, in regards to them being more affectionate, accepts the kiss and turns to walk away. As Smith turns away, ¬†the reporter holds on to the actor starts planting several kisses on both cheeks then tries to kiss the actor on the lips. A stunned Will Smith pushes the reporter away and gives him a back handed slap across his face. Smith yells, “Come on man, what the hell is your problem?”

All the cameras on the red carpet focus in on Smith as he says with a disgusted look on his face, “He tried to kiss me on my mouth! He’s lucky I didn’t sucker punch him!” He quickly follows that comment with, “Sorry, I said that on camera.”

Sediuk is known for trying to surprise celebrities with kisses on the lips but none have reacted the way Will Smith has. I think it was  about time someone made him realize the consequences of his actions.

In today’s fame hungry world, gags like these on celebrities are a sure fire way to get the media talking about a virtually unknown person and propel them to stardom. Think about all the hoax’s Sasha Baron Cohen has pulled over the years. His over the top pranks and annoying antics helped make him become the star he is today. So, is Sediuk angling for a role in a comedic film for his one prank show? I don’t know, but Im sure we haven’t heard or seen the last of him yet!

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