Will Smith angrily slapped camp comic Vitalii Sediuk on the face after he tried to kiss him on the lips on the red carpet in Russia yesterday.
Will Smith, 43, was walking the press line in Moscow to promote Men In Black 3 when Ukrainian TV prankster Vitalii Sediuk stopped him to give him a hug and attempted to kiss him.
He managed to dodge two lunges, with each kiss landing on his cheek, before he pushed the professional fool away and gave him a limp tap on the face.
Blockbuster footage from the Russian LifeNews station showed the angry actor and rapper telling him: “Hey man, what the hell is your problem?”
Will Smith later laughed about the incident, telling another reporter down the line: “He tried to kiss me on the mouth.
“He’s lucky I didn’t try to sucker punch him. … Sorry, I said that on camera.”
Wind up merchant Vitalii Sediuk is best known for playing a prank on Madonna by presenting the singer with Hydrangeas, her most loathed flower.
Madonna rolled her eyes after graciously accepting the present from the joker before a press conference at the Venice Film Festival last year.
The gullible Holiday star thought he had simply made a mistake, telling an assistant: “I absolutely loath Hydrangeas. He obviously doesn’t know that.”
The prankster is also for known for his love of kissing celebrities when they least expect it.
Will Smith has been touring the globe to promote the latest installment of the Men In Black franchise.
One person who will not be amused by Vitalii Sediuk’s approach is his sexy wife Jada Pinkett Smith.
Jada Pinkett Smith was not with her husband as she is currently at the Cannes Film Festival promoting her new film, Madagascar 3.