Amidst all the glitz, glamour, beautiful moments and hilarious snippets from the recently held 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards, controversy reared its ugly head when bad blood between two actresses seemingly came to light.
An interview on the official Golden Globes pre-show on Facebook Live got the ball rolling on what would very quickly become a much talked about topic: The whole Chrissy Metz – Alison Brie fiasco.
Here’s what happened –
Chrissy Metz was being interviewed by hosts AJ Gibson and Missi Pyle. As the segment was coming to a close, AJ and Missi tried to transition into the next red carpet interview, this time with Alison Brie.
AJ asked Chrissy:
“Do you know a girl named Alison Brie?”
To which the 38-year-old This Is Us star replied:
AJ then followed that exchange with this:
“Well, I hear she’s on the other end of the carpet.”
And to that, Chrissy responded with:
So, okay, not the warmest of reactions. But all was still well and good until what occurred after Chrissy’s interview ended. Apparently, technical difficulties led to their audio still being aired though it was supposed to have been cut off already – and Chrissy was heard declaring:
“I’m like, ‘Do I’. She’s such a b —“
And that’s when the audio was finally cut off.
A lot of people who saw it all go down think that Chrissy called Alison a “bi***” off-camera. But since then, Chrissy has denied that she called Alison the B-word. The actresses seemed to be getting along fine prior to the whole thing – they were even spotted together last January at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, chatting and posing on the red carpet together.
Chrissy tweeted about the controversy:
“It’s terribly unfortunate anyone would think much less run a story that was completely fabricated! I adore Alison and would never say a bad word about her, or anyone! I sure hope she knows my heart.”
She later told People:
“I’m so distraught and upset. I don’t speak about anyone like that, I don’t speak like that. I love Alison, I follow her. … When I was walking up they said, ‘Do you know Alison,’ and I said, ‘Oh boy, do I.’ I love her.”
As Chrissy’s controversial maybe-statement spread on the evening of the Globes, a Vanity Fair reporter approached Alison to ask her about it. The GLOW actress appeared genuinely confused about the whole thing, reportedly saying:
“But why? I know her. I saw her on the carpet and I told her how beautiful she looked.”
Now, the host with Chrissy at the time is now backing her up. AJ said in a statement to People:
“While interviewing Chrissy during the HFPA Presents: Globes Red Carpet LIVE pre-show and as our conversation came to its natural conclusion, we were told to wrap and toss over to our co-hosts on another portion of the carpet, who were on standby with Alison Brie.
I jokingly asked Chrissy if she knew who Alison was, as a way to transition into the ‘toss’ and she played along. She then referred to Alison as a ‘babe’ and the fun exchange ended.”
Chrissy’s rep has also weighed in, telling USA Today:
“Chrissy has nothing but admiration and respect for Alison and, frankly, every fellow actor who must wade through this much-too-common attempt to create a feud among colleagues. This ‘story’ is a complete fabrication and deserves no further momentum.”
Alison herself has responded to the controversy, shutting it all down. The 36-year-old star took to her Instagram Story to post a photo of herself and Chrissy, with these words:
“Nothing but love for @chrissymetz!! Rumors can’t keep us down!”