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Marcia Gay Harden apologizes to Judi Dench for ‘misinterpreted’ Oscars comment

Marcia Gay Harden has apologized to Dame Judi Dench — claiming her feedback a couple of previous Oscars win have been “misinterpreted.”

Harden, 61, who just lately spoke to Vulture about her 2001 Academy Award win for Greatest Assist Actress in “Pollock,” appeared to counsel that fellow nominee Dench, 86, wasn’t happy in regards to the loss. Harden mentioned Tuesday she is “deeply sorry” after the remarks went viral.

“In a latest interview, one in every of my solutions that associated to Dame Judith Dench was misinterpreted. I’ve by no means met Ms. Dench – although if I had, I’m sure I might have discovered her to be as beneficiant and supportive as she is revered,” Harden posted to Instagram this week.

Marcia Gay Harden stars in "Pollock" with Ed Harris.
Marcia Gay Harden stars in “Pollock” with Ed Harris.
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On this month’s interview with Vulture, Harden opened up about her Academy Award-winning portrayal of summary painter Lee Krasner in “Pollock.” Fellow nominees on the time included Kate Hudson for “Nearly Well-known,” Julie Walters for “Billy Elliot,” Frances McDormand for “Nearly Well-known,” and Dench for “Chocolat.”

“I felt the women have been actually completely satisfied for me as nicely. There was one I cannot point out — however it wasn’t Kate — who seemingly wasn’t so completely satisfied,” Harden informed the publication.

When requested if Walters was the actress in query, Harden mentioned no.

“And I’m mates with Frances McDormand. There you go,” she mentioned.

When the interviewer famous, “So, Judi Dench,” Harden responded: “Frances doesn’t give a s–t. However I don’t need to say something unfavorable about anyone, actually. It was my notion that someone wasn’t so completely satisfied, however you by no means know what folks have occurring.”

Harden concluded her message Tuesday stating, “I’m deeply sorry for something that might have led anybody to assume in any other case.”

A rep for Dench didn’t instantly return our request for comment.

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