EMILY Blunt has openly apologized for a hugely “insensitive” and “fatphobic” comment.
A clip from ITV’s The Jonathan Ross Show, which originally aired in 2012, has resurfaced online and shows the Oppenheimer actress describing a waitress as “huge”.
Emily, 40, starred in the show to promote her film Looper.
After the clip sparked a new flood of online comments, Emily has now spoken out about her “hurtful” comments.
she said People magazine: “I just have to address this head-on because when I watched that clip from 12 years ago my jaw was on the floor.”
“I’m appalled that I would say something so insensitive, hurtful, that has nothing to do with the story I wanted to tell on a talk show.
“I always thought of myself as someone who wouldn’t dream of upsetting anyone. Whatever made me say something like that in that moment is unrecognizable to me or anything I stand for.”
“And yet it happened and I said it and I’m so sorry for the hurt.”
“I was absolutely old enough to know better.”
It came during a discussion about an American restaurant during part of host Jonathan’s show.
She told the now 62-year-old presenter: “If you go to Chili’s you can see why so many of our American friends are huge.”
Emily then clarified, “Well, the girl who served me was huge.”
Although the British actress has starred in many films over the years, she is best known for her roles in Edge of Tomorrow, The Devil Wears Prada, The Adjustment Bureau and A Quiet Place.
In 2016, she told Variety that her career changed dramatically after her role in The Devil Wears Prada and that’s when her career really took off.
“It was a night and day change,” she said. “The day the film came out, all of a sudden everyone in the bakery knew who I was. It was surreal.”
“It’s not like people are like, ‘Oh my God, are you Emily Blunt?’ ” She continued. “It’s more like, ‘Are you the girl in The Devil Wears Prada?’ I’m defined by it. And that’s okay.”
“I was commissioned to do Gulliver’s Travels. “I didn’t want to do Gulliver’s Travels,” she told Howard Stern.
“It was a little heartbreaking for me,” she continued.
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“I’m so proud of the decisions I make and they mean so much to me, the films I make.”
Combined with her husband John KrasinskiHer net worth is estimated at £65 million.