It's pretty rare that a movie star goes out of their way to not only acknowledge that they made a few bad choices in film but it's even more strange for one to apologize publicly for making bad films. That's exactly what Kim Basinger did in a recent interview with a British newspaper.
No one has formally accused Basinger of being a bad actress. In fact the sultry blonde has been honored with an Academy Award. She took home an Oscar for her her portrayal of a small town girl turned prostitute in 1950s' Los Angeles in 1997's "L.A. Confidential." She also showed her strong acting chops playing a drug addled mother in Eminem's semi-biographical rap music drama "8 Mile."
"I know what it takes to put a film together but I can't help produce some really bad comedies sometimes. I'm sorry," she said.
Specifically, Basinger pointed out some bad comedic films that she starred in. She said that she wasn't a natural fit for comedy but that challenged her to test her comedic chops which didn't always work out. The former Mrs. Alec Baldwin never specifically identified which movies she was apologizing for but some of the critically panned items on her bio include "My Stepmother is an Alien" co-starring Dan Akyroyd and "Blind Date" which also starred a young Bruce Willis.
"I've made some bombs in my life but I came from comedy and worked with some really great people who taught me so much. I had great teachers so whenever I get to exercise that, I do."
Basinger hopes to turn things around as she enters her more mature years as an actress. She returned to a comedic role alongside Sylvester Stallone and Robert Deniro in the boxing comedy "Grudge Match" released just last month.
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