Prison la­bel back­track

Townsville Bulletin - - The Goss -

AC­TOR Paul Gia­matti has apol­o­gised af­ter com­par­ing the city of Detroit to ‘‘ prison’’.

Dur­ing an in­ter­view on Live! With Regis And Kelly, the Side­ways ac­tor ex­plained that his ab­sence from a re­cent Cana­dian awards cer­e­mony was due to the fact that he was shoot­ing the up­com­ing film Ides Of March with Ge­orge Clooney in the Mo­tor City.

‘‘ I couldn’t go be­cause I was shoot­ing a movie in Detroit, which is like be­ing in prison, so I couldn’t get out,’’ he said.

Gia­matti im­me­di­ately recog­nised the gaffe and back­tracked later in the in­ter­view, of­fer­ing an apol­ogy.

‘‘ The job I was do­ing was like prison, not the city," he clar­i­fied.

In an email to the Detroit Free Press, a Gia­matti spokes­woman said that he en­joyed his time in the city.


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