British actress Emily Blunt has apologised after an interview in which she mentions a server’s appearance resurfaced on social media.
In the clip from the The Jonathan Ross Show, which first aired in 2012, Blunt describes a waitress as “enormous”.
The video was widely shared online this week, with some criticising Blunt for being “fatphobic” and the Oppenheimer star has since said she was “appalled” to have said “something so insensitive” and “hurtful”.
“I just need to address this head on as my jaw was on the floor watching this clip from 12-years ago,” she said in a statement to People magazine.
“I’m appalled that I would say something so insensitive, hurtful, and unrelated to whatever story I was trying to tell on a talk show.”
She adds: “I’ve always considered myself someone who wouldn’t dream of upsetting anyone so whatever possessed me to say anything like this in that moment is unrecognisable to me or anything I stand for.
“And yet it happened, and I said it and I’m so sorry for any hurt caused. I was absolutely old enough to know better.”