BEVERLY HILLS, California: Tom Hiddleston is apologizing for his Golden Globes acceptance speech in which he said he was proud his show could provide “relief and entertainment” for humanitarian aid workers in South Sudan.
Hiddleston won a Globe on Sunday for best actor in a miniseries or TV movie for his performance in the BBC arms dealing drama, “The Night Manager.” He described a visit to South Sudan with the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) during which a group of doctors and nurses told him they binge-watched the series while the area was being shelled. He said that made him “immensely proud.”
On Facebook on Monday, Hiddleston said his speech was “inelegantly expressed,” adding that he was nervous and his words “just came out wrong.”
“Sincerely, my only intention was to salute the incredible bravery and courage of the men and women who work so tirelessly for UNICEF UK, Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), and the World Food Programme,” he said.
Hiddleston has been a UNICEF UK ambassador since 2015 and recently traveled to South Sudan for a second time to see the impact of the civil conflict on vulnerable children, the UN children’s agency said on its website.
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