Jim Carrey hasn’t been making a whole lot of friends of late what with his pseudo intellectual nihilism schtick to the deeply disturbing allegations made against him by his deceased ex-girlfriend and her family. Has the man who was once America’s favorite clown always been prick right down to his core? According to America’s favorite cranky gramps Tommy Lee Jones, the answer is “yes and fuck that guy forever and always”.
Jim Carrey has previously talked about Tommy Lee Jones hating him on the set of 1995’s Batman Forever, but he talked about it again on the podcast Norm Macdonald Live.
According to The Hollywood Reporter:
“I was the star and that was the problem,” Carrey guessed. “He’s a phenomenal actor, though. I still love him.”
For some reason, I find it really hard to believe that TLJ has ever wasted a second being jealous of the jackaninny jester that was Jim Carrey in the 90s. In fact, Jim later came out with a more plausible explanation of the friction between them with a story about the time he tried to eat in the same restaurant as TLJ.
“The maitre said, ‘Oh, I hear you’re working with Tommy Lee Jones. He’s over in the corner having dinner.’ I went over and I said, ‘Hey Tommy, how are you doing?’ and the blood just drained from his face,” Carrey said. “And he got up shaking — he must have been in mid kill me fantasy or something like that. And he went to hug me and he said, ‘I hate you. I really don’t like you.’ And I said, ‘What’s the problem?’ and pulled up a chair, which probably wasn’t smart. And he said, ‘I cannot sanction your buffoonery.'”
Tommy Lee Jones is all of us. If anybody has ever deserved a dressing down like that it’s Jim. I got tingles reading about it. I hope Jim shit his pants. But, knowing Jim, he probably would have “yes and-ed” himself and started flinging it around like an angry circus monkey.
Not for nothing, Jim also told Norm that Chuck Jones, the creator of Bugs Bunny also hated his guts. Jim owes his entire career to Bugs. Can’t pin that one on professional jealousy, Jimbo!
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