Jerry Lawler On How He Felt About Working With Jim Carrey


During his appearance on Broken Skull Sessions, Jerry Lawler revealed that Jim Carrey was hostile towards him during his time on the set of Man on the Moon. Here’s what he had to say:

I called the director off, Milos Forman, who — I mean, you know, he directed One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Amadeus, and all these great movies and everything, and I asked, Milos, ‘Milos, has this guy not read the script? Surely, does he not realize Andy and I actually in real life were friends?’ And he goes, ‘Oh, Jerry. Jerry. He’s the 800-pound gorilla. What can I do?’ And that was the truth at that time. He was the top draw, he was like The Rock today, he was the top name in Hollywood. And he got it in his head, I don’t know if you call it method acting or whatever, he was going to channel Andy Kaufman. He became Andy Kaufman for these 80 days that we were on the set filming this movie, so it was crazy.

Credit: Broken Skull Sessions. H/T 411Mania.

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