Jim Carrey recounts the time Tommy Lee Jones told him 'I hate you'

Batman forever warner brosWarner Bros.(L-R) Tommy Lee Jones and Jim Carrey in ‘Batman Forever.’

Jim Carrey has been on a string of memorable interviews recently.

At New York Fashion week in mid-September, he told a reporter “there is no me,” and that there’s no meaning to anything in life. The remarks instantly went viral. A few weeks later at the Toronto International Film Festival the internet went crazy when he revealed how “Her” director Spike Jonze almost directed “Ace Venture: When Nature Calls.” 

Now get ready for this one.

The legendary funny man has shown up on Norm Macdonald’s podcast and revealed how much Tommy Lee Jones hated him while the two made “Batman Forever.”

Jones revealed this to Carrey one evening in the middle of production, before the two had a major scene together. They happened to be at the same restaurant.

This is how Carrey told it:

“The maitre d’ 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. Like he had been thinking about me 24 hours a day. 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.'”

In the 1995 Batman movie directed by Joel Schumacher, the two played villains across then-Batman Val Kilmer. Carrey played the Riddler and Jones played Two-Face.

Macdonald told Carrey after hearing the story that he believes Jones acted that way because Carrey was at the height of his fame at that time, and Jones didn’t like him getting all the attention. 

Carrey, who was on the podcast to promote his upcoming Netflix documentary, “Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – With a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton,” had another theory.

“He might have been uncomfortable doing that work, too,” Carey said. “That’s not really his style of stuff.”

Watch Carrey’s appearance on Macdonald’s podcast below. Carrey talking about Jones starts at the 1:08:27 mark:

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