Actor Marcia Gay Harden set the record right after quotes from a recent interview she did viral.
Speaking to Vulture, 61-year-old Harden hinted that 86-year-old Judy Dench was upset when she lost to her in the Best Supporting Actress category at the 2001 Oscars. Harden was nominated for her role in “Pollock” along with Kate Hudson for “Almost Famous,” Francis McDormand for “Almost Famous,” Julie Walters for “Billy Elliott,” and Dench for “Chocolate.”
“I just felt great. And by the way, I felt that the girls really enjoyed me, too. There was one thing I wouldn̵
“I’m friends with Francis McDormand, too. Here you are,” Harden said.
When the interviewer suggested Dench, the obvious last resort, Harden replied, “Francis doesn’t give a s-t,” adding, “But I don’t want to say anything negative about anyone, to be honest.” someone was not so happy, but you never know what happens to people. Whatever. “
Many media outlets widely share her comments, headlined by Harden. People magazine writes: “Marcia Gay Harden suggests that Judy Dench was” not so happy “to lose her at the Oscars in 2001,” while the Huffington Post writes, “Marcia Gay Harden suggests that Lady Judy Dench did not is “so happy” He lost her at the Oscars. “
On Wednesday, Harden took to social media to clear the air of any drama, apologizing for her comments, which she said were out of context.
“In a recent interview, one of my answers related to Dame Judy Dench was misinterpreted,” she said. “I have never met Mrs. Dench – although if I had, I am sure I would have seen her as generous and supportive as she is respected. I deeply regret anything that would make anyone think otherwise.”
Fellow actors went to the comments section to support Harden in expressing her regret.
Andy McDowell writes, “Interviews are so weird and really complicated. Some questions aren’t worth answering, but we don’t know that until it’s too late.”
“Marcia, you are one of the best, supportive people I know,” wrote Camryn Mannheim. “You pick up people, you don’t knock them down. I know your interview was misinterpreted and you have great respect for Lady Judy Dench. Knowing what an elegant and kind woman she is, I’m sure she understands your true heart.”