But the curious wording only made Blunt "bristle," according to Variety's Josh Dickey (whose transcript, by the way, has JGL saying the somewhat less radioactive phrase "pretty girls aren't usually funny").
"I'm actually glad you asked me about that, because I was embarrassed," he said. "Sometimes the words come out really wrong, and sometimes the words come out really wrong in front of thousands of people. I do apologize."
The 31-year-old went on to say that he was trying to "get at" the fact that "in our culture, girls do tend to get pigeonholed...and I was trying and failing to pay [Blunt] a compliment about the fact that she really succeeded in avoiding those traps and not getting pigeonholed, and even though she's a very good looking young women she is so funny and plays such a badass and a strong woman in Looper."
Seems to me like he's still saying pretty much the same thing, but I can't stay mad at JGL. I just can't.