Tommy Lee Jones made it clear he was not a Jim Carrey fan when the odd couple teamed up for 1995 movie Batman Forever by telling the funnyman exactly what he thought of him during an awkward restaurant meeting.
Carrey was thrilled to discover his soon-to-be co-star was dining feet away from him at a posh diner just before the two actors suited up as The Riddler and Two-Face in the blockbuster, and decided to introduce himself.
He tells shock jock Howard Stern, “I was really looking forward to working with Tommy because he was a fantastic actor, and he still is. I love him. I mean, he’s amazing. But he was a little crusty…
“I think he was just a little freaked out because Dumb and Dumber had come out on the same weekend as (his film) Cobb, and Cobb (about baseball legend Ty Cobb) was his big swing for the fences, pardon the pun. And that didn’t work out, and it freaked him out.
“I walked into a restaurant the night before our big scene in The Riddler’s lair and the maitre d’ said, ‘You’re working with Tommy Lee Jones, aren’t you…?’ He said, ‘He’s in the back corner’.
“I went up to say hi and the blood drained from his face in such a way that I realised that I had become the face of his pain or something. And he got kind of shaking and hugged me and said, ‘I hate you. I really don’t like you… I cannot sanction your buffoonery’.”
You can listen to the audio from the interview below:
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