Talk about a picture being worth a thousand words!
On the same day that the Sony Pictures hack exposed an email exchange between company co-chair Amy Pascal and movie producer Scott Rudin calling Angelina Jolie a "spoiled brat," the movie star came face to face with Pascal at a Hollywood event. Let's just say things seemed, um, frosty.
Looking more like Maleficent than a cheery mom of six, a stone-faced and stiff Jolie has her eyes locked on Pascal, who's attempting to embrace her, at the Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment Power 100 breakfast on Wednesday. To describe it as awkward is an understatement.
That very day, a humiliating exchange between Pascal and Rudin — yet another part of the devastating hacking attack on Sony’s movie studio — made headlines. It stemmed from Jolie apparently objecting to David Fincher directing the movie Jobs instead of her Cleopatra project. Among other things, Rudin complained about "the insanity and rampaging spoiled ego of" Jolie and said she was "a minimally talented spoiled brat."
For the record, Pascal didn't bash Jolie, but the emails contained a lot of back and forth about the movie that weren't flattering.
Pascal and Rudin's email exchanges also included racially insensitive remarks about President Obama and derisive comments about Hollywood heavyweights like Kevin Hart and Adam Sandler.
Pascal apologized in a statement, saying, “The content of my emails were insensitive and inappropriate but are not an accurate reflection of who I am. Although this was a private communication that was stolen, I accept full responsibility for what I wrote and apologize to everyone who was offended."
The same day, Rudin also spoke out. "Private emails between friends and colleagues written in haste and without much thought or sensitivity, even when the content of them is meant to be in jest, can result in offense where none was intended," he told Deadline. "I made a series of remarks that were meant only to be funny, but in the cold light of day, they are in fact thoughtless and insensitive — and not funny at all. To anybody I’ve offended, I’m profoundly and deeply sorry, and I regret and apologize for any injury they might have caused."
The film The Interview — which stars Seth Rogen and James Franco as journalists recruited to kill the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un — is supposedly the reason behind the massive Sony Pictures hack. According to the New York Times, the North Korean government denied responsibility for hacking the movie company's computers. The FBI is currently investigating.