When American actor Will Smith was compensated for the day-and-date release of his new film “King Richard” in theaters and on HBO Max, the actor took it upon himself to share the wealth with his co-stars. WarnerMedia announced last December that its entire 2021 slate of Warner Bros. films would be released in theaters and on the streaming service HBOMax on the same day, and shortly thereafter, the studio began negotiating payouts to filmmakers and stars to cover the potential lost revenue from a simultaneous release. Smith was one of those who received a hefty bonus and he took it upon himself to make sure his co-stars were taken care of as well; he gave bonuses to all of the talent involved in the movie. Some of Smith’s co-stars were stunned by his generosity, saying they had never seen anything like this after decades of working in this business.

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