Emily Blunt is apologizing in the wake of a resurfaced 2012 talk show appearance showing her using insensitive language.

Fans of Blunt, 40, recently discovered a YouTube clip from the Oppenheimer star’s appearance on the U.K.’s Jonathan Ross Show in September 2012, in which she referred to a restaurant server as “enormous” while recalling her time making the film Looper in the United States.

“I just need to address this head on as my jaw was on the floor watching this clip from 12-years ago,” Blunt says in a statement exclusive to PEOPLE. “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,” she adds. “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, Blunt recalls eating dinner at a local Chili’s restaurant during filming, to which talk show host Jonathan Ross says: “If you go to Chili’s you can see why so many of our American friends are enormous.”

“Well the girl who was serving me was enormous,” Blunt responds, before stating that the server in question recognized her during her visit to the restaurant.


Blunt costarred with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis and Paul Dano in Looper, which made for writer-director Rian Johnson’s third feature-length film.

The clip of Blunt’s appearance also includes the actor describing how she learned to chop wood for the film and demonstrating her skills for Ross, now 62.

English comedian John Bishop, the late actor Michael Gambon and music producer David Guetta were also guests during that Sept. 22, 2012 episode episode, as well as Jack Antonoff.

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