For her part, Dench, who won Best Supporting Actress for 1998’s Shakespeare in Love, has not commented publicly on the interview. However, a number of celebrities responded to the mea culpa.
“Interviews are so weird and really tricky,” Andie MacDowell commented in part. “some questions are not worth answering but we don’t know that until it’s too late.”
Emmy winner Camryn Manheim wrote, “I know your interview was misinterpreted and that you have a huge amount of respect for Dame Judy Dench. Knowing what an elegant and gracious woman she is, I’m sure she understands your true heart.”
Harden’s post can be seen above.