King Richard: Producer-Star Will Smith Generous to Cast–Financial Bonuses


When WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar opted to launch the studio’s 2021 theatrical slate day-and-date in theaters and on streaming service HBO Max, it offered top-tier talent benefits for lost theatrical returns.

His generosity was always expressed on set.

At Wednesday night’s premiere for Red Notice, the actress said he even brought some cast members to tears by offering new phones. “He gave us Polaroid cameras and different treats all the time. He’s just such a generous and sweet person. He also gave us iPhone 12 Pro Max gifts in boxes. We ripped them open and everyone started crying. I literally cried my eyes out — it was the best gift ever,” she explained. “Will Smith is a blessing, I learned so much from working with him.”