Will Smith revisited his infamous Oscar night in his first major TV interview for the first time since slapping Chris Rock on stage last March. Speaking to Trevor Noah on The Daily Show on Monday night, Smith described how he "lost his temper" at Rock's joke about Smith's wife's hair. "That was an anger that had been bottled up for a long time," he said, before his comments that his emotions did not justify his behavior. (Crying Will Smith Talks About The 'Anger' Behind His Oscar Slap To Trevor Noah) "I guess what I would say is you never know what someone's going through. I was going through something that night... It's like when they say 'hurt people, hurt people. delivered', you know?" Smith said her biggest challenge in the last eight months has been learning to forgive herself "for being human". He said, "I had to humble myself and realize that I am a flawed human being and I still have the opportunity to go out into the world and contribute in a way that fills my heart and hopefully helps other people." Help." During the 20-minute interview, Noah spoke almost as Smith's equal, offering absentmindedness and affection as Smith nodded tearfully. Noah said, "You are one of that rare breed of people who have spent more time in the spotlight than out of it." "I think I speak for a lot of people when I say I don't want you to be defined. I don't think I should define you. I don't think any of us deserve to be defined in life." Worth it. For our only nonsense". Smith was on the show to promote the new film Emancipation, a dark historical drama in which Smith plays an escaped slave. (Crying Will Smith Talks About The 'Anger' Behind His Oscar Slap To Trevor Noah) The film's director, Antoine Fuqua, has repeatedly defended Apple's decision to release Emancipation this December, even though Smith's slapstick still dominates Hollywood discourse. Speaking on a morning talk show earlier this week, Smith said he would understand if the public chose not to watch the film to boycott his behavior. Smith told reporter Kevin McCarthy on Good Day DC, "I would totally respect that and not let him get ready." "My biggest concern is my team...the guys on this team have done the best job of their entire careers, and my biggest hope is that my actions don't punish my team. Right now, that's what I want." . I am working". He echoed that sentiment on The Daily Show, saying that he did not want his actions to "tarnish" the film's reception. Elaborating on how it frustrated those around her, Smith shared a story of how her 9-year-old nephew reacted to seeing her slap on TV. "He stayed up late to see his Uncle Will. We're sitting in my kitchen, and he's on my lap and he has his Oscar. And he just said, 'Why did you kill that Uncle Will?' Smith said, pausing to wipe away tears. "Why are you trying to Oprah with me?" Joked with Noah. "Look, it was a disaster. I don't want to go into too much depth to give people more misconceptions." Smith's popularity among fans was partly based on his light-hearted demeanor. He told NPR's Fresh Air last year that he created the image to cover up a childhood trauma in which his father killed his mother when he was 9 years old. Her appearance on Comedy Central, which averages 370,000 viewers per episode, was Smith's first major television interview, and her first public appearance since the March 27 Oscars. (Crying Will Smith Talks About The 'Anger' Behind His Oscar Slap To Trevor Noah) Noah Described That Night As One Of The Best And Worst Nights Of Smith's Life, Let Alone His Career. The actor won his first Best Actor Academy Award for his performance in King Richard, but the famous hit and subsequent success overshadowed his success. Smith then resigned from the Academy, which banned him from all of its events for the next 10 years. Smith eventually apologized to Rock in a video posted to social media in July, but Rock said at the time that he was not ready to talk about the incident.