Comedian David Cross is not laughing these days.
The “Arrested Development” actor talked to Conan O’Brien Monday night about “the most miserable experience I’ve had in my professional career.”
Cross said that the week he spent on a cruise ship filming “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked” was an awful experience, and that the producers of the film forced him at “legalpoint” to wear a foam pelican suit that covered his entire body.
We’re pretty sure getting paid to hang out on a cruise ship is not what most people think of as a torturous experience.
Cross then slammed a producer of the film, whom he did not name: “She is the personification of what people think about when they think negatively about Jews,” he said.
O’Brien was visibly uncomfortable by the comment and immediately changed the subject.
The film, which has generated $250 million in revenues worldwide, has been universally panned by critics and has a meager 24 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
Cross has been vocal in the past about his hatred for the film, and has urged moviegoers not to see it. Last month, he told The Playlist that “Chipwrecked” was an “awful” experience.
“It’s safe to say I won’t be working with some of those people ever again,” he said.
Cross has been in the three most recent “Chipmunks” installations, and undoubtedly earned a six-figure paycheck.
This seems like the ultimate definition of “biting the hand that feeds you.”