Will Smith claims he was forbidden from kissing Cameron Diaz on screen because of American racism. The actor said Hollywood panders to the nation's problem of seeing a black man and white woman getting intimate and stopped the co-stars kissing in new movie 'Hitch'. To avoid controversy, Smith says he smooched Latin beauty Eva Mendes instead. The 36-year-old 'Men in Black' star said: "How are you not going to consider Cameron Diaz? But Hollywood is nervous about a black man kissing a white woman on screen. "That becomes massive news in the US. Outside America, it's no big deal. But in the US, it's still a racial issue. Ironically, Hollywood is happy to do it if the film is about racism. But they won't simply do it and ignore it." Meanwhile, Will has confessed he and wife Jada Pinkett Smith have marriage counselling to keep their relationship on track. The star says one of their first dates was an appointment with a psychoanalyst after being inspired by the self-help book 'Women Who Run With Wolves' by Clarissa Pinkola Estes. He said: "We wanted to start this off right, with someone to tell us what we were doing. "Jada read the book and said: 'Oh my God, this is me.'

So I read the book too and we called and set up a meeting with the author to get more in-depth ideas."

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  1. by Dr. Gabriel Crenshaw 30th Apr 2008 19:37

    What about the obvious--you (smooching) with someone who looks like you--a Black woman? Seems like Hollywood ignores that image as well.

    But, Tom Cruise and the like don't se... Read More

  2. by Ken Armstrong 07th Jun 2012 03:57

    Well, it's very hard to take this report seriously since Cameron Diaz was never in that film or slated to be in that film. I suppose Smith knows that, so it's unlikely that he made thi... Read More

  3. by Justice 08th Jun 2012 05:19

    Wil Smith strikes me as a racist. I have seen dozens of tv shows such as Star Trek where black men are kissing nothing but white women including various movies. In fact when a white guy... Read More