Arts Do NOT Fuck with Lily Tomlin
posted by March 23 at 12:45 PMon
I leapt at the chance to watch these videos—capturing Lily Tomlin and director David O. Russell fighting like maniacs on the set of I Heart Huckabees—when I first saw them hyped on the web last week. But by the time I followed the links, the videos had been removed from YouTube. But now they’re back, and anyone who’s ever wondered what happens when the sublime artistry of Lily Tomlin is subjected to a notoriously flaky director with a temper problem should watch ‘em while they can.
Tomlin vs. Russell over headset:
Tomlin vs. Russell on set:
Update: Following a tip from Slog commenter Monkey, I found Tomlin’s recent discussion of the footage, in which she is embarrassed and forgiving and gracious.