The Avengers star went off-script and complimented busty J.Lo on her own "globes" when they hit the stage together at the prizegiving in January (15), scoring one of the night's biggest laughs, but afterwards he was blasted for poking fun at his co-presenter's cleavage.

Renner insists it was just a spur-of-the moment remark, and he would only have felt bad if Lopez didn't find it funny.

He tells Playboy magazine, "It's my sense of humour. I don't take things too seriously.

"I didn't watch any of the Globes. I went to have a drink at the bar, and I kept hearing people all night saying, 'Dude, that was the funniest thing'... I was like, 'What are you talking about?' I was clueless.

"Jennifer thought it was f**king funny and got a little sweaty and maybe even turned on by the whole experience. We partied at a couple of events afterward and had a good time.

"Other people started running their mouths about it. Everybody's entitled to an opinion, but I can't be bothered... I would have made a public apology if it really hurt her (Lopez) feelings. It was the complete opposite, and she's gone on record as saying she thinks Renner's hysterical."