FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2018 file photo, Viggo Mortensen, left, and Mahershala Ali, winners of the ensemble award for “Green Book,” pose in the press room at the Hollywood Film Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Mortensen has apologized for using a racial slur during a panel discussion about his new film. Mortensen told The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday he was making the point that many people casually used the slur in 1962. In “Green Book,” Mortensen’s character is hired to drive an African-American pianist on a concert tour in the South.
FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2018 file photo, Viggo Mortensen, left, and Mahershala Ali, winners of the ensemble award for “Green Book,” pose in the press room at the Hollywood Film Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Mortensen has apologized for using a racial slur during a panel discussion about his new film. Mortensen told The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday he was making the point that many people casually used the slur in 1962. In “Green Book,” Mortensen’s character is hired to drive an African-American pianist on a concert tour in the South. AP, File Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision
FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2018 file photo, Viggo Mortensen, left, and Mahershala Ali, winners of the ensemble award for “Green Book,” pose in the press room at the Hollywood Film Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Mortensen has apologized for using a racial slur during a panel discussion about his new film. Mortensen told The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday he was making the point that many people casually used the slur in 1962. In “Green Book,” Mortensen’s character is hired to drive an African-American pianist on a concert tour in the South. AP, File Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision

Actor Viggo Mortensen apologizes for using racial slur

November 09, 2018 11:03 PM