Before I go off on a tangent, let it be known that I adore David Cross. His albums “It’s Not Funny” and “Shut Up You F***ing Baby!” got me through loads of editing and producing projects during film school. So when I say that he’s acting like a spoiled baby, it’s with love and not hatred.
Speaking on Conan O’Brien’s late night show recently, Cross went on quite a rant blasting the producers of Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked. While I watched him say working on that set was “the most miserable experience I’ve ever had”, it got me thinking. How many actors take on projects just for a paycheck? Loads. How many of them complain about it? Hardly any. Hell, even Dennis Hopper didn’t complain about Super Mario Bros. When he was asked about it, he explained that he needed to pay for his kids to go to college and left it at that.
Look David, we get it. Being forced to take a cruise for a week and wear a foam suit and say no lines is terrible. But at the end of the day, you got paid a lot of money to do that movie. Deposit your check and let that fuel more creative exploits, like season two of Todd Margaret, or put out another comedy album. But do not complain about how awful your time was making a movie. And besides, where do you draw the line? Year One is a-ok, but to hell with Chipwrecked! That makes a lot of sense. If you’re going to complain, complain about all of the stinkers you’ve made recently.[via CinemaBlend]