Cop Out was a really bad movie. Who’s to blame for a movie starring Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan, directed by Kevin Smith being really bad? Don’t look now, but I think the fat guy is glaring menacingly at baldy.
We’ve heard grumblings from Smith before regarding Cop Out. Early on, he denied rumors of their not getting along, but later the Clerks director admitted Willis was “very much the author of his own performance.” Today, on Marc Maron’s “WTF Podcast” — in which celebrities are known for being more candid than canned — Kevin Smith had this to say:
“It was difficult. I’ve never been involved in a situation like that where, one component [referring to Willis] 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.”
So there you have it. According to Smith, Bruce Willis acted like a dick to him on set, and crashed a metaphorical car into the helicopter that was Kevin Smith’s spirit. To hear Smith pour his whole heart out to Marc Maron, check out the full interview at WTFpod.com. (/Film + FilmDrunk)