Jim Carrey is one of the most recognizable people on the planet, and back in the 90s he found major success and landed some huge movie roles. Carrey decided to give comic book movies a shot when he signed on to play The Riddler in “Batman Forever” and depending on who you talk to, he was either good, or not so good in the role.
The Riddler wasn’t the only Batman villain in the film as Tommy Lee Jones played Two Face who teamed up with The Riddler in the movie. Even though Jones and Carrey had decent chemistry on screen, Tommy Lee Jones made it very clear that he did not like Jim Carrey.
During a recent appearance on Norm Macdonald Live, Carrey shared a story about a time when Tommy Lee Jones straight up told him that he hated him.
“The maitre 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. 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.’”
As far as what the issue was between the two of them, Carrey will never know for sure, but he thinks it might have had something to do with how famous he was at the time.
“I was the star and that was the problem. He’s a phenomenal actor, though. I still love him.”
He also added that Jones might not have been all that comfortable with the genre.
“He might have been uncomfortable doing that work, too. That’s not really his style of stuff.”
You can check out the full episode of Norm Macdonald Live below.