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Emily Blunt gets ahead of a potential scandal by telling her People magazine She was dismayed by a September 2012 appearance on the UK’s “Jonathan Ross Show” in which she described a bartender as “phenomenal.” The actress was promoting her role in Rian Johnson’s film “Looper” at the time. a Clip from colorThe description of the waiter as “tremendous” must have started to spread when she issued a statement to People apologizing for her language.
“If you go to a Chili’s, you can see why a lot of our American friends are so formidable,” Blunt told Ross during the interview. “Well, the girl serving me was phenomenal.”
“I just need to address this head on as my jaw was on the floor watching this clip 12 years ago,” Blunt said now in a statement. Exclusively for people. “I feel terrible that I would say something insensitive and hurtful that had nothing to do with any story I was trying to tell on a talk show.”
“I’ve always considered myself someone who wouldn’t dream of upsetting anyone, so whatever prompted me to say anything like that in that moment was unrecognizable to me or anything I stand for,” Blunt continued. “And yet it happened, and I said it and I’m deeply sorry for any hurt I caused.” .I was old enough to know better.
Blunt had a supporting role in “Looper” opposite headliners Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis. Although she’s currently on strike as a member of SAG-AFTRA, she’ll likely hit the awards season campaign when the strike ends thanks to her performance in Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer. Blunt is in contention for her first Oscar nomination. Her performance as Katherine “Kitty” Oppenheimer, wife of J. Robert Oppenheimer, is nominated for Best Supporting Actress.
According to People, Blunt’s comments were made to Ross on the September 22, 2012 episode of his eponymous talk show. Other guests on that episode included English comedian John Bishop, the late “Harry Potter” actor Michael Gambon, and music producers David Guetta and Jack Antonoff.
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