Sir Patrick Stewart has explained why he picked a fight with Glamour Awards ceremony host James Corden last year.
Stewart was supposed to be onstage to present an award to Zoë Saldana for Film Actress of the Year, but although he presented the award, Stewart was more interested in verbally lashing Corden, much to the embarrassment of Saldana, as reported here.
Corden was lectured by Stewart on his appearance and behavior onstage. Their verbal altercation continued even after Saldana received her award.
“From where I was sitting, I could see your belly,” Stewart snapped at Corden. “And that was from right over there at the back of the room…One more, do you want one more? If you fancy the Jonas Brothers, cover your belly.”
Stewart regrets the incident now, saying that he was “out of control.” “My part of the evening came late,” he said, “and it was alcohol [that prompted the remark], I’m afraid. I went too far, I was somewhat out of control. I have nothing but admiration for Mr. Corden. I still blush in remembrance of it.”