Once upon a time, back in 2007, "Arrested Development" actor David Cross – one of the mainstays of the wildly successful "Alvin and the Chipmunks" movie franchise – defended his work in the first movie after receiving criticism that he'd sold out. (It was later dismissed as a "private in-joke" by fellow comic actor Patton Oswalt).
Well, the days of Cross defending "Chipmunks" are long gone.
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In an interview with Indiewire, Cross said that his experience on "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked" was "literally, without question, the most unpleasant experience I’ve ever had in my professional life."
Now that Cross is "contractually done" with the three films, which star Jason Lee as Dave Seville, he is speaking his mind about the third movie of the series, released in theaters today.
"It’s safe to say I won’t be working with some of those people ever again," he said. "Not the actors. And the director was great. We got along. There were a couple of people, though... it was just a really awful, unpleasant experience."
On the other hand, Cross still found something positive to say about making the three movies, if only because he was recognized in places like China.
"I got recognized in a teeny tiny town in Mozambique," he said. "In Zimbabwe. Botswana. It’s crazy."
Cross, whose current series, "The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret," returns to IFC in January, said that every "Arrested Development" actor has verbally agreed to appear in the new season of shows, coming to Netflix.
"No one wants to be the a–hole who ruins it for everyone else. But no one doesn't want to do it, everyone’s excited."
I bet he didn't have a problem collecting the checks! Annoying to read or hear actors complain about their job. Don't like the millions or the fame? Then go work at a dead-end job for $8 per hour!
Soon as the check cleared the sell-out wanted to unsell himself.
Welcome to the whining of over-privileged children.
How are Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Botswana anything like China??
They are only slightly more developed ethically
Because of all the Chinese "military advisors" in those countries in full uniform and combat kit. My guess is that Cross' bus was stopped next to a Chinese military convoy in Zimbabwe and figured "Hey, they're all foreigners, what the hell?"
why is it always "selling out" to do something that pays your bills? It's not like he changed his stand up to kid-friendly material to sell seats–that would be selling out. I guess my husband sells out every day when he goes to that sh1tty job every day that he hates. The b@st@rd only cares about bringing home a paycheck and not about his artistic soul.
this just made my day @sockpuppet.
People that think "Arrested Development" is funny suffer from Arrested Development.
And you sir, obviously suffer from a pair of panties wound waaaaayyyyy to tight... it's okay to laugh, and regardless of what your mother told you, women to pass gas... My guess is that the plethora of layed jokes in that show were missed by you... it was, perhaps, the best writing for a show EVER... but, you enjoy your Friends reruns, okay?
Seeing his face on the big screen is unpleasant.....
I'm sure he didn't mind cashing the check after they paid him for making such an awful movie.
Tobias Funke, Analrapist
Some lesbean should maybe slap him. He seems anti american.
Maybe Dave is a hooomeer. A fuuuudjepacking one. He sure sounds like it. I bet he is also a muuslim. A total P.O.S.
No, he's not Muslim. You're pretty close... He's Jewish. Almost the same thing...
Too bad David Cross is showing such hate for Chipwrecked. Took my daughter and her friend to see it, and they loved it. Every kid in the theater seemed to feel the same way. Sorry DC had a bad experience. If he could see how much the children enjoyed the movie, maybe he could lighten up. I'm not sure there is a job on the planet that guarantees you will not encounter co-workers who make life miserable. At least when the movie wrapped, his misery ended. The rest of us are not always so fortunate.
would much rather watch the chimpmunks WITHOUT you..So good, glad youre not going to do it anymore.
How bout retiring.....?
What a Jerk. Keep things like this to yourself. Such a tough life you live.
He lives in a world of which someone like you (or me) has no understanding. Have you ever complained about anything you've ever had to do in your humble little job? But did it anyway because it was your job and they were paying you? Have you ever complained about a past employer? That's what he's doing here. That's what's happening here, but on a much grander stage than you'll ever inhabit.
Ah, I can't wait to possibly hear Cross' foibles from that movie set in another book or stand up routine. I don't begrudge him doing Alvin to make some money. Mr. Show should have made him a rich man as it is the funniest sketch comedy show since Monty Python. It elevated comedy to absurd new levels that no other ensemble has come close to doing since Python in the 60's and 70s. Don't believe me? Go and buy the DVDs and prepare for an onslaught of hilarity. Arrested Development wouldn't be the same without him and Todd Margaret is equally brilliant. He's one of the funniest comedians of this generation. My kids love him (13 and 15) and so does my wife and that's because they appreciate hilarity. No Big Bang Theory, 2 and A Half Men BS in my household. I can barely be civil to those who enjoy that nonsense. I only wish Cross would come to Canada and do stand up, We'd be there in a second to get tickets for that. Come on Cross, do some stand up shows here!!
Just bring back Arrested Development before Micheal Cera hits puberty
I also want to see if George Micheal ever bangs his cousin
I mailed off crimmas cards today. That sure was nice of me. Now it is weekend time so I get to go home and listen to my idiot family complain. WAHOOO. Merry crimmas.
I hope that tuurd muncher LoJenk doesnt post more of those horrible videos. She seems to be a tuuurd wrangling fuuudjepacker that munches on doooodooo.
He is just jealous because the chipmunks are far more tallented than him. Plus they are getting a bigger royalty check.
Um. the chipmonks are computer generated fictions. He is a brilliant comedian with a years long track record to prove it. And you must be twelve.
@John..I believe her response was sarcasm? maybe? or at least a joke...
Glad John could chime in and give us some insight into the type of demographic who supports this obnoxious hack.
Get a life, Marlene, you humorless moron.
Hahaha you noob, horrible name as well
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