Laverne Cox was tapped to host the red carpet for this year’s SAG Awards. While chatting with Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, Laverne created an awkward moment when she made a reference to Jada’s Red Table Talk “entanglements.”
Watch their reactions, plus see the grand red carpet entrances when you go inside….
”Orange Is The New Black” star Laverne Cox and actress Yvette Nicole Brown were tapped to host the E! News red carpet before this year’s 2022 Screen Actors Guild Awards, honoring the best TV and film performances from the past year. The ceremony was the first major in-person awards to be held since the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hollywood veteran Will Smith - who was nominated for Best Actor - and his wife/actress Jada Pinkett Smith (styled in a vintage Gareth Pugh gown) made their way down the red carpet ahead of the show and made a stop to chop it up with Laverne for E!
While rapping up the interview with the power couple, the two-time SAG winner - decked out in Michael Fausto and a Judith Leiber bag - praised Will for all of his accomplishments and applauded Jada for her success with her “Red Table Talk” Facebook Watch series. Then, she brought up Jada’s “entanglement.”
“Thank you for all the years of joy you’ve brought us, thank you, we can’t wait for more ‘Red Table Talk’ and more entanglements,” Laverne said to The Smiths on the carpet, referencing Jada’s affair with August Alsina.
“No more of those,” Jada quickly responded while laughing it off with her husband Will.
Peep the clip below:
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Actress Vivica A. Fox called Laverne’s “entanglement” comment tacky:
Vivica Fox says Laverne Cox was very tacky for bringing up ‘entanglements’ to Will & Jada & says she should prepare for people to walk right passed her on the red carpet now pic.twitter.com/q6SaqZJZAC
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Will Smith - who wore custom Dolce and Gabbana - won Best Actor in a film for his portrayal of Venus and SerenaWilliams' father, Richard Williams, in the critically acclaimed King Richard. He got emotional while talking about ushering his young co-stars - SaniyyaSidney and DemiSingleton - into the Hollywood fold. Peep the emotional clip above.
Back on the carpet...
"Little Fires Everywhere" star KerryWashington gave sunshine perfection in Celia Kritharioti. Whew!
Cynthia Erivo wore a custom red Louis Vuitton outfit with a coat and Tiffany & Co. jewels for the ceremony. She was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series for her portrayal of Aretha Franklin in "Genius: Aretha."
King Richard star Saniyya Sidney, who played a young Venus, served up Cinderella vibes in bright blue Zuhair Murad gown.
King Richard star Demi Singleton rocked custom Celine, styled by Jason Bolden.
Legs for days! Tennis superstar Venus Williams served up some leg action and goddess vibes in a custom Dolce & Gabbana look with Stuart Weitzman shoes.
Jennifer Hudson - who was nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for her portrayal of Aretha Franklin in RESPECT - gave the gworls floral fab in a custom Vera Wang gown and Pomellato jewelry.
Media mogul Tyler Perry showed support to Ukraine amid Russia's invasion into the country, accessorizing his custom green Isaia tuxedo with a blue and yellow ribbon.
Vocalist Daveed Diggs rocked Versace on the carpet.
Rapper Kid Cudi made a statement in all black and colorful sneakers.
Yvette Nicole Brown - who hosted E!'s red carpet alongside Laverne Cox - turned heads in Betsy & Adam.
Actor Leslie Odom Jr. donned a Balmain SS22 look straight from the runway.
"And Just Like That" star Karen Pittman was all smiles in a strapless Greta Constantine gown for the awards festivities.
Photos: SAG Awards