“He was just wasted. And he was wasted from the second he walked into the thing so there was an atmosphere,” Cumming said.
“I walk into the audience and go up to the back and come down, as I walked past him, he was at a table at the end of the row and he whacked me,” according to Cumming.
Still, all is forgiven.
“We’ve all done things where we’ve been out of it and messed up and not everyone has to deal with it in such a worldwide scale and I thought he made a very good recovery,” he said.
Another reminder of why Alan Cumming is a true gentleman. Emma Stone will take over Cabaret duties from Williams beginning Nov. 11.
Watch the full interview, above.