In a brutally honest new interview, Mel Gibson opens up about the aftermath of those rants at ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva and says he doesn't care if he never acts again.
Gibson admits to Deadline that he regrets the harsh things he said in the recorded tirades that were leaked last year, but claims the public didn't treat him any differently afterward.
"I was angry at me. But no one expressed any anger at me. They may have felt it," he says, adding that he never worried about how the incident might affect his career. "I don't care if I don't act anymore… I could easily not act again. It's not a problem."
He replaced Mel Gibson in "The Hangover Part II," and now Liam Neeson has been ousted from the upcoming comedy.
Variety reports that Neeson's cameo as a Bangkok tattoo artist has been cut, and actor/director Nick Cassavetes has taken over the role.
Call it a case of bad timing. According to director Todd Phillips, the scene immediately following Neeson's cameo was snipped from the film, which meant that Neeson's scene had to be re-shot to help fill in the gaps and move the story forward. Unfortunately, Neeson was no longer available because he was in London shooting the sequel to "Clash of the Titans."
The same day that Jodie Foster was singing Mel Gibson’s praises at the SXSW premiere of their film “The Beaver,” Gibson was busy being booked.
The actor headed over to the El Segundo Police Department in California on Wednesday as part of the sentence that was handed down last week after he entered a “no contest” plea on a misdemeanor battery charge related to a prior incident with his ex, Oksana Grigorieva.
The actor has been sentenced to three years of unsupervised probation and 52 weeks of anger management counseling. He must also complete 16 hours of community service work and pay a $400 domestic violence fine and $180 in other fees.
The actor was released on $20,000 bail.
Mel Gibson has been at the center of a firestorm for months now, recently pleading "no contest" to a misdemeanor battery charge, but he does have a shoulder to lean on thanks to his “Beaver” co-star Jodie Foster.
The actress and director defended an embattled Gibson at "The Beaver’s” SXSW premiere, telling CNN, "I feel incredibly grateful to have Mel Gibson's performance in this film. I wouldn't have changed anything... All sorts of stuff happened, but I don't regret anything."
The movie centers on Walter Black (Gibson), "a successful toy executive and family man who now suffers from depression" and turns to a beaver puppet to help him communicate and get his life back on track.
Embattled actor Mel Gibson recently received some good news: he's become a grandfather again.
Gibson's daughter Hannah, who is married to blues guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd, delivered a son over the weekend. Shepherd's rep confirms to CNN, "Hannah and Kenny did indeed have a baby boy Saturday night."
This is the third grandchild for Gibson, who is father to eight kids, including 1-year-old Lucia, his daughter with ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva.
As CNN previously reported, the troubled star recently was sentenced to three years probation and a year-long anger management counseling program relating to a prior incident involving Grigorieva.
Though plot details of the much buzzed about "Hangover 2" remain mostly under wraps, Liam Neeson is spilling a few secrets from the set.
"I play an Irish tattooist, strangely enough, living in Bangkok," Neeson, who replaced Mel Gibson in the role, tells MTV. "At least, I made him Irish."
And although the movie finds the original "Hangover" gang — Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Doug (Justin Bartha) — heading to Thailand for Stu's wedding, Neeson's scenes were actually filmed in California.
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