Joe Joe Siva dropped out of a film supporting Will Smith amid controversy surrounding his slap in the face by Chris Rock at the Oscars.
The 18-year-old star said she is no longer tied to the filming of “Rebound,” based on Megan Schul’s book for young people.
On the fact that the project failed, Jojo told Variety at the GLAAD awards ceremony on Saturday: “This project was suspended and then disappeared. It was not the one.
Insiders also showed the publication that Paramount Pictures had removed the project from the development plan.
Moving on: Joe Joe Siva dropped out of Bounce, which was a film supported by Will Smith
Sources say the project actually collapsed a few months ago and it has nothing to do with Will’s attack on comedian Chris at last week’s Oscars.
The film was first announced in the summer of 2020, when it was brought to the studio by producer and brother of Judy Pinkett Smith Caleb Pinkett.
It was reported that Jada and Will were producers at the time before setting up their own content company Westbrook.
On Friday, Will left the Academy, calling his actions during the ceremony “shocking, painful and unforgivable,” adding that he would agree to any additional consequences passed by the Academy’s Board of Governors.
On the fact that the project failed, Jojo told Variety at the GLAAD awards ceremony on Saturday: “This project was suspended and then disappeared. It wasn’t that ‘
Interestingly, back in 2020, it was reported that Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith (who were seen at the Oscars last week) were producers before setting up Westbrook’s own content company.
On Friday, Will left the Academy, calling his actions during the ceremony “shocking, painful and unforgivable,” adding that he would accept any additional consequences passed by the Academy’s Board of Governors.
“The list of those I have offended is long and includes Chris, his family, many of my dear friends and loved ones, everyone present and the global audience at home,” Smith said. “I betrayed the trust of the Academy. I deprived other nominees and winners of the opportunity to celebrate and be honored for their extraordinary work. I have a broken heart. “
Last year, Jojo was embroiled in controversy over the now-canceled film, as in June 2021 she won a fight over a kiss scene with a man cut off from Bounce.
The former reality star of “Dancing Moms”, who had a girlfriend at the time, told Entertainment Weekly at the time that she was “insanely in love and I don’t want to kiss another person.” Especially since it’s a man. “
Taking a stand: last year Jojo was embroiled in a small controversy around the now-canceled film, as in June 2021 she won a fight to get a kissing scene with a man cut off from Bounce
Shortly after expressing his discomfort Jojo wrote in a tweet that her “friends at Paramount” assured me that “I don’t need to do what I never want to do !!!”
Meanwhile, in January, Jojo celebrated his first anniversary of coming out of the closet after leaving in 2021.
The star made a hot speech in front of fans during her concert at the Mechanics Bank Arena in Bakersfield, telling them, “Whoever you love, it’s okay.”
“A lot of people said,“ You have a really young demographics. Aren’t you afraid to tell them you’re gay? ” She recalls.
Shortly after expressing her discomfort in June 2021, Jojo tweeted that her “friends at Paramount” had assured me that “I don’t need to do anything I don’t want to do !!!”
“And I said, ‘I’m definitely not afraid to tell my young demographics that loving everyone the way they are is exactly what needs to be done.’ I want to tell you that no matter who you are, whoever you love, everything is fine. “
Last year, she made history at Dancing with the Stars and became the first to have a same-sex partner after being paired with Jenna Johnson Chmerkovsky.
Siva shared her experience in the Ellen episode in November 2021, saying that when she was approached on the show, she suggested she would have to dance with a male partner.
“As soon as I got the email to do it, I thought, ‘Oh, great … oh, I’m going to have to dance with a guy, it’s going to be weird,'” she admitted.
Anniversary: In January, Siva celebrated her first anniversary of disappearing from the closet and addressed Bakersfield fans, telling them, “Whoever you love is fine.”
The star added that she still “did not want” to perform in the show, but then realized that there is an opportunity to dance with a woman.
“Immediately, without thinking, I said, ‘This is what suits me.’ I am very pleased with the results of my release, “she said.
The world has taken it so positively and it has affected so many young children in a way that hearing adults say, “I wish I had someone like you when I was growing up” that let me know that little ones children have someone like me, ”she added.
Siva ended up in second place, losing to NBA player Iman Schumpert and his partner Daniela Karagach, but was grateful for the experience.
“I will take second place every day if it means I have to reach the final. If it means I’ll get a friend like Jenna, ”she told Entertainment Tonight after the finale. “This is when it means I need to gain the experience and life changes that have taken place over the last 10 weeks. … It costs so much for me and I am so grateful forever. ”
Makes history: last year she became the first participant in “Dancing with the Stars”, which had a same-sex partner, after she was paired with Jenna Johnson Chmerkovsky: Siva and Chmerkovsky in the photo in 2021