'Arrested Development' Stars Tony Hale and David Cross Apologize to Jessica Walter
Tony Hale revealed on Twitter yesterday (May 24) that he had contacted Walter to personally apologize.
I have reached out to Jessica personally to apologize. Arrested Development is one of my families. Regardless of my intentions, it is clear that my words, both said and unsaid, served to minimize Jessica's pain and for that I am extremely sorry.— Tony Hale (@MrTonyHale) May 24, 2018
In the NYT interview, Hale seemed to downplay Tambor's outburst by saying, "We've all had moments."
Davis Cross, meanwhile, took to Twitter to say that he had largely refrained from being on social media in the wake of the online backlash to the interview, but that he had apologized to Walter in private.
He also linked to another interview he did, conducted by Gothamist, in which he discussed the group conversation with the Times.
I have been off Twitter at the behest of my wife. I have apologized to Jessica in private (the way I prefer to conduct apologies to people). I do not have a PR firm repping me. I hope this interview I did earlier is edifying on at least a tiny level. https://t.co/gXVgmJkdfj— )))David Cross((( (@davidcrosss) May 24, 2018
"I'll say this: two people that I deeply respect, and I listen to and I love and appreciate, expressed to me after that interview their discomfort with it. One of those was Alia and the other was my wife [Amber Tamblyn]," he said. "I listened to them, and I can't and wouldn't ever dismiss their take on something. And they are also two people who are aware of the bigger picture. So, it means even more than it normally would, which is a lot."
I spoke to Alia at length. I corresponded with Jessica. Just because I'm publicly silent on shit doesn't mean I'm not privately handling shit. Now that you're updated on what I do behind the scenes, Twitter, keep my fucking name out of your @. Feel me? Have a great Memorial Day.— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) May 24, 2018
"So I will unequivocally apologize to Jessica," Cross added. "I'm sorry that we behaved the way we behaved. Whatever the criticisms are, I will own up."
During the initial NYT interview, Cross also seemed to justify Tambor's behaviour, emphasizing that the behaviour wasn't just "zero to 60," but was the result of "a cumulative effect."
Walter, meanwhile, told the Times that she was no longer mad at Tambor for his behaviour. "I have to let go of being angry at him," she said.
The first half of the fifth season of Arrested Development lands at Netflix on May 29.