The Australian star took to the stage at the glitzy Hollywood ceremony on Sunday night to accept a prize for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie for his role in Mildred Pierce.
Pearce couldn’t resist making a cheeky comment about his onscreen lover Winslet, telling the crowd, “I got to have sex with Kate Winslet many, many times and I didn’t realize it was gonna result in this! So Kate, I share this with you â€” because you’re an extraordinary woman, thank you for allowing me to insert myself into the world of Mildred!”
Winslet is adamant she wasn’t embarrassed by her pal’s cheeky remarks as she is a longtime admirer of his, telling reporters backstage, “I’m thrilled. I’ve had a crush on Guy Pearce since I was 11 years old, so just to stand in the same room as him was thrilling for me and to hear him say that was even more of a buzz.”