Chevy Chase made his feature film debut in 1978 with the comedy Foul Play, for which he received two Golden Globe nominations. Chase is currently one of the most popular comedians in the industry, but he seldom works. Chevy recently stated that he is content with who he is and doesn’t care what others think of him.
According to Deadline, Chase addressed the allegations that he was a jerk while working on NBC’s Saturday Night Live and the Dan Harmon comedy Community for four seasons in a new interview with CBS Sunday Morning. He left the show due to disagreements with Harmon about the character’s direction.
When asked how he felt when he heard about his former collaborators’ negative experiences working with him, he laughed and said, “I guess you’d have to ask them. I don’t give a crap!”
“I am who I am. And I like where— who I am. I don’t care. And it’s part of me that I don’t care. And I’ve thought about that a lot. And I don’t know what to tell you, man. I just don’t care.”
Chase used the N-word during a particularly heated discussion with Harmon about his character Pierce Hawthorne, an aging tycoon who is described as a bigot, in one of his most controversial on-set outbursts in 2012. While he did not use the word to refer to his Black cast members, Donald Glover or Yvette Nicole Brown, Deadline reported at the time that the exchange irritated the cast.
After being fed more offensive lines during a scene, he snapped and launched the tirade, venting his rage and implying that the way things are going with Pierce, he may soon be asked to call Troy (Glover) or Shirley (Brown) the N-word.
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