Although in good old Blighty the dreaded ‘c’ word gets uttered on TV these days without so much as a bat of an eyelash, the Americans are pretty particular about profanity, and so the actress has been undergoing some ‘damage limitation’.
Leo, who picked up Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Fighter has admitted that her effing and blinding “wasn’t appropriate” when she accepted her award and remarked that two years ago, Kate Winslet made it look “so f**king easy”.
Realising her slip-up, Leo clapped a hand to her mouth, and host Anne Hathaway joked: ‘Wow, I thought the ‘F’ stood for ‘The Fighter.’ It’s the young and hip Oscars!”
Gathering her thoughts afterwards, Leo told E! Online: “I didn’t mean to offend! There are a lot of words in the English vernacular… But it wasn’t appropriate.”
Glad she got that sorted out; now we can all just move on with our *$$%%*ing lives…