Bob Odenkirk says Jeremy Irons yelled at him during SNL monologue: ‘He was so crazy’

Bob Odenkirk says Jeremy Irons yelled at him during SNL monologue: 'He was so crazy'


Bob Odenkirk recalls a tense experience with Jeremy Irons.

In a recent interview with Howard Stern, the 58-year-old “Breaking Bad” actor revealed that Irons had already spoken out against him when he appeared on “Saturday Night Live”.

Odenkirk wrote for the show from 1987 to 1995, including a 1991 episode in which Irons, now 72, was greeted with musical guest Fishbone.

During the conversation, Stern said he was told that Odenkirk and his co-worker at the time, Conan O’Brien, were yelled at by George Steinbrenner, but the Emmy winner had a better story in mind. .

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“You know who really yelled at me? Jeremy Irons,” he revealed.

When asked why the “Dead Ringers” star lost his temper, Odenkirk explained, “Rob Schneider and I wrote this monologue, and it wasn’t great.”

“He was really crazy. He was so crazy,” the actor added.

He then mimicked Iron’s reaction to the written monologue: “You make me do this? … I can sing, I can dance, I can juggle, I’m a Shakespeare-trained actor and you make me do this?”

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The ordeal didn’t end there, however, as Odenkirk revealed he recorded the conversation and “played it for a lot of people.” These days, however, he claims he doesn’t know exactly where the tape is.

“He was right, God bless him,” the star admitted. “It wasn’t a great monologue, but it was a soldier.”

Representatives for the stars did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

It’s unclear if the monologue was rewritten for Irons, but the show took place just days before he won an Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his work in “Reversal of Fortune.”

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During the monologue, Irons mocked his anxiety and anticipation for the big show, joking that he had taken on several hobbies to keep his mind occupied, including woodcarving, painting, and painting. fashion design – all of which culminated in Oscars themed. some products.

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He also had a brief chance to sing and play the piano.

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