Last week director John Carney hit out at actress Keira Knightly, saying that she was difficult to work with while filming 2013 romance flick, Begin Again.
Since he made these hurtful comments, many other directors have come out in support of Keira.
They called the Once director’s comments “arrogant” and all totally disagreed with his point of view.
Mark Romanek, Lynn Shelton and Lorraine Scafaria were just some of the movie makers who spoke out in her defence.
Today, John has issued a public apology for his rude comments, saying he is ashamed of himself for saying such “mean, petty and hurtful” things about Keira who was nothing but professional.
Taking to Twitter, he said, “Recently, in a phone interview, the conversation turned to a discussion about a past film, ‘Begin Again,’ starring Kiera Knightley, I said a number of things about Keira which were petty, mean and hurtful.
“I’m ashamed of myself that I could say such things and I’ve been trying to account for what they say about me. In trying to pick holes in my own work, I ended up blaming someone else.
“That’s not only bad directing, that’s shoddy behaviour, that I am not in any way proud of. It’s arrogant and disrespectful. Keira was nothing but professional and dedicated during that film and she contributed hugely to its success.
“I wrote to Keira personally to apologise, but I wanted to publicly, and unreservedly apologise to her fans and friends and anyone else who I have offended. It’s not something that I could ever justify, and will never repeat.”
We hope this settles things.