Jim Carrey Says Tommy Lee Jones Hated Him
Canadian actor Jim Carrey says Tommy Lee Jones hated working with him on Batman Forever.
“I was the star and that was the problem,” Carrey told fellow Canadian comedian Norm Macdonald on his online show.
Carrey played The Riddler and Jones was Two-Face in the 1995 film.
During filming, Carrey found out his co-star despised him when he showed up at a restaurant where Jones was dining.
“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.’”
Carrey has no hard feelings. “He's a phenomenal actor,” he said. “I still love him.”