Will Smith impersonator Chad Ellis has revealed he’s getting more offers and jobs after the famous Oscar slap of actor Richard King.
According to The Sun, the 43-year-old has opened up about his burgeoning business: “I’ve had more inquiries and reservations this week than I have in a long time.”
“It’s that old saying that any publicity is good publicity, isn’t it?” The Bedford native told the outlet.
“Demands are pouring in all the time… I’ve also had offers for things that involve slapping them in the face, like, ‘Can you talk about this product and say if they don’t buy it, then am I going to be slapped in the face?’”It is to explain.
However, Ellis said he did not accept any gigs to “kick someone when they’re frustrated.”
“It’s not always about money… the most important thing to me is my relationship with someone I’ve been impersonating for so many years, and that’s part of my life now.”He expressed.
“I can’t do anything that would be considered disrespectful to the situation because I am ready to work with him in the future and I don’t want to burn my bridges.”Ellis has been added.
Will Smith Double Chance
Ellis, who has been impersonating Will Smith for the past 25 years, was considering stopping the doppelganger’s act before the controversial feud led to a warrant order.
The surge in demand included a slew of orders on the personal video messaging site Cameo, with fans offering to pay him more than $90 to say. “Keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth.”Smith Rock warned.
Ellis told The US Sun that he was also offered more than $5,000 by a social media influencer with 29 million followers who wanted to take him to Los Angeles to film a parody of the Smith Rock raid.
“I’ve had more inquiries and reservations this week than I’ve had in a long time,” said Ellis, from Bedford, UK.