With his three daughters taking on the role of Miss Golden Globes, Sylvester Stallone was expected to be front and centre during Sunday night’s awards show. The actor, however, was noticeably missing and sources now reveal that his absence was due to a seating mix-up at his table.
Insiders reveal to People magazine that tension arose when Stallone and his wife arrived at their table to find only one seat available.
None of the table’s guests, which included “Manchester by the Sea” actor Casey Affleck, its producer Matt Damon and writer, Kenneth Lonergan, made an effort to accommodate the couple who were said to be embarrassed and frustrated, and eventually returned backstage to the green room, where they watched the entire show.
“There weren’t enough seats, and so there was confusion, but it wasn’t personal against him,” a source revealed, before adding that additional seats facing the stage were brought in to make-up for the mistake after Stallone expressed little interest in returning to Affleck’s table.
Affleck later attempted to apologize for the misunderstanding but Stallone refused to hear him out.
A rep for Stallone has since addressed the seating report, saying that “the story you refer to is an interesting rumour – but a rumour nonetheless. Sylvester Stallone had a wonderful evening attending and presenting at the Golden Globes and celebrating with his family and friends.”