Denzel Washington opens up about Will Smith

Denzel Washington on Will Smith slapping Chris Rock: ‘Who are we to condemn?’

Denzel Washington has shared his thoughts on Will Smith slapping Chris Rock during Sunday night’s Oscars

“Well, there’s a saying, ‘When the devil ignores you, then you know you’re doing something wrong,’”

Washington began Saturday morning during a discussion about his career and faith with author and bishop T.D. Jakes during his leadership summit, Variety reports.

“The devil goes, ‘Oh no, leave him alone, he’s my favorite,’” he continued.

“Conversely, when the devil comes at you, maybe it’s because he’s trying to do something, right?

Washington, Tyler Perry, Bradley Cooper and others were seen speaking to Smith during the commercial break

During Will’s acceptance speech for Best Actor, Smith thanked Washington for sharing these wise words:

“At your highest moment, be careful, that’s when the devil comes for you.”

The “Tragedy of Macbeth” star continued, “Fortunately there were people there. Not just me, but others, Tyler Perry, came immediately right over there with me