For someone who declared “most pretty girls aren’t funny” recently, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is doing a pretty good job of not making us want to bang our skulls against a pile of Margaret Cho DVDs. The Dark Knight Rises actor allegedly blurted out that factually inaccurate statement at the Looper panel at Comic-Con while talking about costar Emily Blunt, but has since offered an explanation. “I’m actually glad you asked me about that, because I was embarrassed,” he told a reporter for Yahoo’s OMG. “Sometimes the words come out really wrong, and sometimes the words come out really wrong in front of thousands of people. I do apologize.” We should hope so, JGL! You’re friends with Zooey Deschanel! You’ve seen New Girl! You should know better!
So what was Joseph trying to get across? “In our culture, girls do tend to get pigeonholed,” he explains. “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.” We’ll accept your explanation, JGL, but mainly because we still want to see Looper. In the meantime, in case you need a refresher course on how attractive women are capable of saying funny things, please take a moment to look through our Funniest Lady In Film This Summer gallery, where women from Anna Farris to Rashida Jones, Elizabeth Banks to Mila Kunis will remind you how exactly it is done.