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Kevin Smith says that working with Bruce Willis on Cop Out was "soul crushing"

01.19.2011

The word back in 2009 on what was going on during filming of the Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan comedy COP OUT was that things were very rough. Smith and Willis were not exactly getting along according to tabloids at the time, but much of that was dismissed as typical Hollywood rumor-mongering. Willis and his PR people called it all bullshit while even Smith himself downplayed much of the hoopla.

But in a recent interview on the WTF with Marc Maron podcast, Smith seemed to be downplaying nothing. Here's an excerpt from the interview, courtesy of FilmDrunk:

SMITH: "Look, I know the real story. One guy wouldn’t even sit for a f__kin’ poster shoot.”

MARON: “You don’t want to mention names all of a sudden?”

SMITH: “Everyone knows who it is. Put it this way, remember the really funny guy in the movie? It ain’t him. He’s a f__king dream. Tracy Morgan, I would lay down in traffic for. Were it not for Tracy, I might’ve killed myself or someone else in the making of that movie.”

MARON: “Honestly, you were given the gift of not having to tell your dad that Bruce Willis was a d_ck.”

SMITH: “I wish he could’ve just communicated it to me from the afterlife. It was difficult. I’ve never been involved in a situation like that where, one component is not in the box at all. It was f__kin soul crushing. I mean, a lot of people are gonna be like, ‘Oh, you’re just trying to blame the movie on him.’ No, but I had no f__king help from this dude whatsoever.”


Oh boy. Head over to FilmDrunk to read their full transcript, or CLICK HERE to download the WTF with Marc Maron podcast in its entirety.
Extra Tidbit: Let me get the obvious (yet accurate) barb out of the way: Watching COP OUT was soul crushing.
Source: FilmDrunk

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