Oscars: Melissa Leo apologizes for swearing
Melissa Leo offered one of the most spontaneous moments of tonight's Academy Awards when she dropped an f-bomb during her acceptance speech for supporting actress. But the 50-year-old said she didn't necessarily want to draw attention to herself that way.
Backstage, she told reporters she was sorry she let a swear word slip out. "Those words — I apologize to anyone if they were offended," she said. "There’s a great deal of the English language that is in my vernacular." She went on to call it "an inappropriate place to use that word in particular."
The f-word is particularly on the minds of filmgoers this season — the rating for "The King's Speech" was just downgraded to a PG-13 after the Weinstein Co. removed a few swear words from a key scene with Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush.
— Steven Zeitchik
Photo: Melissa Leo goes colorful as she accepts her supporting actress Oscar. Credit: Associated Press.