Sam Elliott is addressing the recent comments he made about “The Power of the Dog”.
In an episode of Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast, the actor described the movie as a “piece of s**t” western with “allusions of homosexuality.”
Speaking about New Zealand-born director Jane Campion, he added, “What the f**k does this woman from down there know about the American West?”
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Elliott apologized while appearing at Deadline’s Contenders TV event on Sunday, April 11.
“I told the WTF podcaster that I thought Jane Campion was a brilliant director, and I want to apologize to the cast of ‘The Power of the Dog’, brilliant actors all. In particular Benedict Cumberbatch. I can only say that I’m sorry and I am. I am,” he said.
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“I wasn’t very articulate about it. I didn’t articulate it very well,” the “1883” star went on. “And I said some things that hurt people and I feel terrible about that. The gay community has been incredible to me and my entire career. And I mean my entire career, from before I got started in this town. Friends on every level and every job description up until today.”
He added, “I’m sorry I hurt any of those friends and someone that I loved. And anyone else by the words that I used.”