Elisabeth Hasselback Apologies To Stanley Tucci For On-Air Mistake About Dead Wife

Dec. 18 2009, Published 1:35 p.m. ET

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Talk about wanting to take your foot out of your mouth.

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On Thursday, Stanley Tucci dropped by to chat with the ladies of The View to promote his latest film The Lovely Bones. Following up on Tucci’s comment about how his wife Kate wanted him to turn down the part after reading the book (he plays the novel’s villain who has a penchant for raping and murdering young girls), Elisabeth Hasselback piped up and asked him if his wife had seen any of the movie.

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However, Kate passed away in May from cancer. Trying to move on from the awkward moment, Tucci quickly responded “No” then looked to Barbara Walters and the other women to move on.

Shortly after the incident, Hasselback took to her Twitter page to explain the gaffe and the fallout.

“It was an honest mistake with stanley tucci today & i called him to apologize,” she wrote. “He forgave me (such grace)- if only i could forgive myself...”



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