Chevy Chase He doesn’t really care what you think about him.
Legendary actor and comedian, 78, He told CBS Sunday Morning He doesn’t particularly care about hard-to-handle reports.
CBS reporter Jim Axelrod asked Chase about allegations about his behavior, including from Chase’s former co-stars on the NBC series. social communicationwhich he left in 2012. View Creator Dan Harmon and star Donald Glover Both are alleged in 2018 New Yorker An interview given by Chase “a racist” during the production of the hit show.
Harmon said to New Yorker. “I remember apologizing to Donald after a particularly rough night of Chevy’s non-PC verbiage, and Donald said, ‘I don’t even have to worry about that.'”
Glover admitted to the same assaults at Chase.
“I just saw a Chevy in fight time – a real artist should be fine with his reign over. I can’t help it if he’s hitting the water. But I know there’s a human out there somewhere – he’s more human than he is,” said Glover. In response, Chase told the publication, “I am sad to hear that Donald recognized me in this light.”
Presently, Chase, who did not meet his former classmates for a virtual table that he reads for charity in 2020He seems uninterested in their criticism.
“When you read that stuff – ‘The Chevy was filthy’ – are those cheap, baseless shots?” asked Axelrod Chase.
“I guess you should ask them. I don’t care!” He laughed. “I am what I am. And I love where and who I am. I don’t care. And a part of me I don’t care about. And I’ve thought about it a lot. And I don’t know what to tell you, man. I just don’t care.”
Chase’s personal life has not been without major turmoil in recent years. A year ago, he suffered from near-fatal heart failure and was hospitalized for nearly five weeks. When asked how he felt, he answered in his classic, rigid style.
“Oh, we removed it. I didn’t need it. It’s much better now,” Chase replied with a straight face.
The interview also looked into Chase’s past, which was not without its complexity. While he was in a close relationship with his father, Chase’s stepfather was abusive to both Chevy and his mother.
“Yeah, it hit. I was scared all the time growing up. And I still had a lot of that fear. So, to some extent, it shaped my way, yeah. It kind of made me want to take these guys out,” he shared. “Bullying – I hated bullies.”
Like many comedians, Chase’s difficult upbringing fueled his comedy career.
He said, “Yes. I think if you talk to many comedians they will say, ‘Pain, fear.’ It comes from their childhood somewhere, you know?”
keep thriving in Saturday Night LiveAnd Especially as the host of the Weekend Update. He ended up leaving in season two for a successful film career, which included movies like FletchAnd The Three Amigo and the National spelling leave series. But as for how he feels SNL These days, Chase doesn’t mind getting in. When asked what he thought of the legendary late-night sketch show, Chase joked that it was “smelly” before adding, “No, I’m not serious.” However, it wouldn’t be the first time he’s spoken about the series in a negative light. In 2018, he spoke about the program.
“First of all, between you and me and a lamppost, oh my gosh, I don’t want to disappoint Lorne [Michaels] Or the cast of “Chase” . said Washington MailAnd I mentioned Yahoo Entertainment previously. “But I will just say, perhaps unofficially, I am amazed that Lorne has gone down this far. I had to watch a few of her, and I just couldn’t believe it.”
He continued, “That means a whole generation of presidents is laughing with the worst humor in the world. You know what I mean? How dare you give this generation the worst of their lives? It’s driving me crazy.”