​'Arrested Development' Stars Tony Hale and David Cross Apologize to Jessica Walter

BY Sarah MurphyPublished May 25, 2018

The male cast members of Arrested Development landed themselves in some hot ham water earlier this week, after a New York Times interview saw them leap to the defence of Jeffrey Tambor despite him harassing Jessica Walter on the set of their show. Following Jason Bateman's lead, other castmates have now publicly apologized to Walter.
Tony Hale revealed on Twitter yesterday (May 24) that he had contacted Walter to personally apologize.
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'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."
"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.

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