Andrew Scott Survives a Truly Bizarre and Inappropriate Interview on BAFTA Red Carpet

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At the 77th British Academy Film Awards (aka the BAFTAs), there was a moment on the red carpet that had everyone's eyebrows reaching for the stars. Picture this: Andrew Scott, the heartthrob from All Of Us Strangers, steps up, looking dapper as ever, and BBC’s entertainment correspondent, Colin Paterson, decides it's time for a bizarre set of questions.

First, a seemingly innocent question about Barry Keoghan, another superb Irish actor turning heads in Saltburn. “Know him?” Paterson asks. “Sure do,” Scott shoots back, and we’re all ears.

One of Saltburn’s most discussed moments is when Keoghan’s character, Oliver, struts through an empty house, naked, soundtracked by Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s classic pop hit “Murder on the Dancefloor.”

In response to being asked about the scene, Scott shook his head and, after stuttering for a few seconds, added: “I won’t spoil it for anybody.”

Despite Scott appearing embarrassed at the topic, journalist Paterson continued: “There was a lot of talk about prosthetics. How well do you know him?”

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Andrew Scott at the UK Premiere of “Catherine Called Birdy” at The Curzon Mayfair. 20th September 2022. (Photo by Gary Mitchell/Landmark Media)

At this, Scott shook his head again and left the conversation, as Paterson asked: “Too much?”

Cue the social media storm. The clip goes viral with over 2.3 million views, leaving fans and critics alike calling out the line of questioning for being, well, at least not being the classiest. Comments ranged from outraged to disappointment, with many feeling the interview was packed with uncomfortable undertones.

Adding a dash of trivia to the mix, although Scott and Keoghan share their Irish roots and a knack for captivating audiences, their paths haven’t crossed on the silver screen. Yet.

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Andrew Scott. 25th Annual Critici's Choice Awards held at Barker Hangar. (Photo Credit: Birdie Thompson/AdMedia)

On a brighter note, Scott's been basking in the limelight thanks to his Golden Globe-nominated performance in All Of Us Strangers. Though he didn't snag a BAFTA nod this time, the movie lined up six nominations, proving its mettle.

But the night belonged to Oppenheimer and Cillian Murphy, scooping awards like a kid in a candy store and leaving Keoghan and Scott in the star-studded dust with its five wins and a jaw-dropping 13 nominations.

There you have it — a slice of BAFTA drama with a side of controversy.


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