In a video posted to Instagram, she explained that her accent would change depending on her situation and was a result of being bilingual.
“It’s one of those things that I’ve always been a bit insecure about,” she said. “If I get nervous, or I get upset, then I start to mix the two.”
“My parents raised my brother and me with two cultures, American and Spanish, and I feel a true sense of belonging to both,” she said. “The way I’ve spoken about myself and my deep connection to two cultures could have been better explained — I should have been more clear and I’m sorry.”
Adding that his tweet wasn’t meant to be offensive, the 30 Rock actor said he would reach out to Gillian to set the record straight.