Zellweger makes cultural mistake
Oscar winning actress Rene Zellweger was shocked when she made a cultural faux pas by giving her chauffeur in Jordan a hug.india Updated: Dec 23, 2006 17:03 IST
Oscar winning actress Rene Zellweger was shocked when she made a cultural faux pas by giving her chauffeur in Jordan a hug.
Zellweger was working on the Children's Defence Fund last year and attended a summit about women's health issues in Jordan, reported Contactmusic.com.
Said Zellweger: "Sometimes I make some cultural mistakes here and there. I had this driver in Jordan ... he was lovely and was taking care of me. He didn't speak any English. He safely delivered me to the airport and he was just really nice, so I threw my arms around him and I gave him a big Texas thank-you hug.
"I stepped back and I looked at his face and he was horrified, and I thought, 'You don't do that! You don't go over there and you don't hug a man that you don't know'. Cultural faux pas! I thought, 'Oh, my God ... He's insulted and I'm a prostitute and I'm probably going to jail...or I'm probably married to that guy! We're a couple now!"