After his controversial Playboy interview was published, Gary Oldman admitted, "I am an a--hole."
The Rise of the Planet of the Apes star appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Wednesday to promote the movie, but he also used it as an opportunity to further apologize for blasting liberal Hollywood, and defending Mel Gibson and Alec Baldwin regarding their controversial remarks about Jews and gays.
"I said some things that were poorly considered, and once I had seen it in print, I could see that it was offensive, insensitive, pernicious and ill-informed," an emotional Oldman said. "Words have meaning. They carry weight and they carry on long after you've said them, and I don't condone or excuse the words I used in any context. I just basically shouldn't have used them in any context, but I did, and I have deeply injured and wounded a great many people."
"I appreciate you having me here and extending your hospitality to put me in this seat once again, and it gives me the opportunity to say to those people that I, from my heart, I am profoundly, profoundly sorry and deeply apologetic—especially to the fans, because they have been so incredible to me and very loyal."