Jim Carrey Relives The Time A Co-Star Told Him ‘I Hate You’ The Day Before Shooting A Movie Together
Like most comedy, Jim Carrey is an acquired taste. He’s for some people but not for others.
Like him or not, there’s no denying for a couple years he was the biggest comedic movie star on planet Earth. He had a string of top movies and made killer bank for each flick. This might have ticked off more than a few of the Hollywood elite. Especially the old, crusty “real actor” types.
Carrey was on The Howard Stern Show today to promote Dumb and Dumber To and recalled the time a famous co-star told him, the night before filming a huge scene in the big budget Batman Forever, how much he hated the plastic-faced comic.
“I was really looking forward to working with Tommy, but he was a little crusty. I think he was just a little freaked out because Dumb And Dumber came out on the same weekend as Cobb, and Cobb was his big swing for the fences and that didn’t work out. And that freaked him out a bit.
I walked into a restaurant the night before our big scene in the Riddler’s lair. I went up to say hi and the blood drained from his face in such a way that I realized that I had become the face of his pain.”
Carrey asked him “why so serious?” (different Batman movie) and Jones didn’t pull any punches.
“I cannot sanction your buffoonery.”Carrey continued, saying that “he got up, kind of shaking, hugged me and said ‘I hate you. I really don’t like you. I cannot sanction your buffoonery.”
So Tommy Lee Jones speaks in real life like he does in his movies? That’s fucking creepy.
H/T Den of Geek