Emily Blunt has issued an apology after an old interview surfaced where she called a waitress “enormous”.
The 40-year-old actress told a story on ‘The Jonathan Ross Show’ in 2012, about her time making the movie ‘Looper’ in the US but after footage emerged on YouTube this week, Emily said she was left “appalled” by her choice of words.
She told PEOPLE: “I just need to address this head on as my jaw was on the floor watching this clip from 12-years ago. 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.
“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 unrecognizable 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.”
In the video, Emily spoke about eating dinner at a local Chili’s restaurant during filming.
Chat show host Jonathan Ross said to her: “If you go to Chili’s you can see why so many of our American friends are enormous.”
And, Emily replied: “Well the girl who was serving me was enormous.”
Emily previously spoke about the pressure on young girls and women to be thin, telling Parade magazine: “I am from a family of thin children, so I have always been OK with that. I’ve only lost weight for ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ and that was because my character was supposed to be on the edge of anorexia. But I think the pressure is so huge on young girls right now to lose weight and it needs to diminish. It is becoming worrying how many super thin girls we see walking around, and they are so obviously ill. It is kind of accepted and it is glamorized more than it should be.”