Sylvester Stallone has slammed a comic who claimed he had to comfort the Rocky legend after his loss at this year’s Oscars, according to the Guardian. British comic Jack Whitehall told “insulting lies” when said he had to console the 69-year-old actor, Stallone said.
— Sugarscape (@sugarscape) March 31, 2016
In his interview with the Mirror, Whitehall claimed he had to comfort the Creed actor after Sylvester Stallone lost the Best Supporting Actor award to Bridge of Spies actor Mark Rylance at this year’s Academy Awards.
But it turns out Whitehall told “insulting lies” and distorted the “wonderful memories” of the actor’s recent Oscars nomination, Sylvester Stallone wrote via his Twitter account.
"JACK WHITEHALL CONSOLED SLY AFTER OSCARS " I NEVER met this young man Pity it has to be under these circumstances pic.twitter.com/srLA2fPNqS
— Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) March 30, 2016
And while Sylvester Stallone maintains that he has never met Whitehall and that he certainly didn’t console the veteran action star and tell him that there was “always next year,” Whitehall remains adamant that the exchange occurred.
Sylvester Stallone later added in a separate Twitter post that he was “very proud” of his nomination for the Best Supporting Actor award for his role in Rocky spinoff Creed, adding that he had worked hard for it.
In his interview with the Mirror, Whitehall also claimed he had told Sylvester Stallone that if he did Creed 2, he might get a nomination again. And since Whitehall was born in England, he allegedly had to tell Stallone who Mark Rylance was, the Creed actor’s rival in the best supporting role category.
“I talked him through all of Mark’s performances at the Globe theater. Good old Sly, I loved him in Creed. And I love Mark Rylance, so I had to remain pretty neutral about it.”
In his latest interview with Metro, Whitehall responded to Sylvester Stallone’s social media comments that he doesn’t remember meeting the comic by saying it’s “sad” the veteran action hero doesn’t remember their interaction at the Oscars after-party.
“Clearly I made very little impression. The same thing happened to me with Eamonn Holmes at the TV Choice awards.”
Fortunately for Sylvester Stallone, his fans don’t seem to be taking the matter too seriously and urge the action star to not waste his time and effort on the comedian.
@TheSlyStallone He's a comedian. No one believed he had actually comforted someone as famous as you. British humour.
— Jennifer Bridge (@JennBridge) March 31, 2016
— King Nigel I (@TheNigelFarage) April 1, 2016
@TheSlyStallone Shake it off, Sly… Don't give losers like this the benefit of your time and energy.
— Matthew Loop (@matthewloop) March 30, 2016
In other news, Sistine, Sylvester Stallone’s daughter, has made significant strides towards success in the fashion industry lately, according to Vogue. The 17-year-old aspiring model thanked her mother, Jennifer Flavin, for inspiring her to become a model.
— Vogue Runway (@VogueRunway) April 4, 2016
And although there is no ultimate formula for success in the modeling business, there are few things that can make any model noticeable, including signing a contract with a major agency and being photographed by leading photographers. And of course, being a daughter of someone globally recognizable, like Rocky legend Sylvester Stallone, helps a lot.
In her interview with Vogue, Sistine said she doesn’t enjoy acting as much as she “loves” modeling. So it looks like the 17-year-old girl doesn’t want to follow her father Sylvester Stallone’s footsteps and instead wants to follow her mother’s lead, who was a popular model back in the early 1990s.
“I don’t enjoy acting as much as I love modeling. I was drawn to the art and craftsmanship of what goes into creating unique images.”
Sistine said her mother told her to always show up on time and be willing to do everything possible to “deliver the photographer’s vision.”
“Arrive a little bit early, stay a little bit later, and work as hard as you can in between.”
And while most social media users call Instagram a game changer for the modeling industry, Sylvester Stallone’s daughter is all about pragmatism when it comes to using Instagram.
“I think it’s a matter of reality; we have to embrace technology and use it to one’s advantage.”
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