Sylvester Stallone Denies Jack Whitehall Consoled Him After Oscar Loss
Sylvester Stallone is denying a claim by Jack Whitehall that the British comedian comforted him after not winning the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor last month. Stallone called out Whitehall for fabricating the “insulting lies.”
Whitehall told The Mirror on Monday that he spoke with Stallone at the Governors Ball, right after his loss at the Academy Awards ceremony. “I had to console him about missing out on his Oscar, telling him there was always next year. Or maybe if he did Creed 2 he might get a nod. I think it reassured him,” Whitehall joked.
The comedian further claimed Stallone didn’t know anything about the man who beat him in the Best Supporting Actor category. “Also, because he knew I was English, I had to tell him who Mark Rylance was. I talked him through all of Mark’s performances at the Globe theatre,” he continued, adding, “Good old Sly, I loved him in Creed. And I love Mark Rylance, so I had to remain pretty neutral about it.”
On Wednesday, Stallone used Twitter and Instagram to slam the report, and questioned why Whitehall would make up these claims. “NEVER met this young man Pity it has to be under these circumstances,” Stallone tweeted. On Instagram, he added, “I was very proud of my nomination, worked hard for it, so why would anybody create insulting lies that only distort wonderful memories. Why do it?”
Whitehall, apparently continuing with the joke, spoke to the Daily Mail after Stallone’s denial. “It’s sad Sly doesn’t remember meeting me. Clearly I made very little impression.”