Emily Blunt is speaking out about a recently surfaced video from a 2012 talk show appearance in which she can be heard using “insensitive” and “hurtful” language.
In the recently discovered YouTube clip of the British Jonathan Ross Show, the Oppenheimer actress recalls going out to eat at a restaurant during filming Looper in the US and then refers to a restaurant server as “huge.”
Now Blunt apologizes in a statement shared with People magazine. “I just have to bring this to your attention because my jaw was on the floor watching this clip from 12 years ago,” she wrote. “I am shocked that something so insensitive, hurtful and has nothing to do with the story I was trying to tell on a talk show.”
Her statement continued: “I have always considered myself someone who wouldn’t dream of upsetting anyone, so whatever possessed me to say something like that at that moment is unrecognizable to me or whatever I stand for. And yet it happened, and I said it and I’m so sorry for the pain caused. I was definitely old enough to know better.”
In the video circulating online, Blunt can be heard talking to host Jonathan Ross about a time when she ate at a restaurant in Chile while filming for the Rian Johnson-directed movie. Ross then responds, “When you go to Chile, you understand why so many of our American friends are huge.”
Blunt added, “Well, the girl who served me was huge.” She also noted that the waiter recognized her while she was in the restaurant.
The Edge of tomorrow actress starred alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis and Paul Dano Looperwhich was released in 2012.