T.J. Miller said he won’t be working again with his “Deadpool” co-star, Ryan Reynolds. He claimed that the actor was “horrifically mean” to him on the set of the film.
During an interview on the “Adam Corolla Show” podcast, Miller, who played Reynolds’ close friend Weasel in the film, revealed he won’t be joining the cast in “Deadpool” 3 after his “really weird” experience with the actor while doing “Deadpool 2.”
“Would I work with him again? No, I would not work with him again,” he said.
Host Adam Corolla asked the 41-year-old actor if he and Reynolds remained close friends after doing the first movie in 2016 and its sequel in 2018, he claimed that the success of “Deadpool” “changed” the 45-year-old lead star.
Miller explained, “I got along with him a lot better on the first ‘Deadpool’ because he wasn’t a huge, huge movie star.” He added he still loved Reynolds “as a comedian.”
Moreover, the “Silicon Valley” star also referred to the actor as a “kind of an insecure dude”, noted that “it’s weird that he hates me.”
He went on to share a tense moment between them while filming saying, “We had a really weird moment on ‘Deadpool’ where he said, ‘Let’s do one more take.’ And then, as the character, he was horrifically mean to me as if I’m Weasel. So he was like, ‘You know what’s great about you, Weasel? You’re not the star, but you do just enough exposition so that it’s funny, and then we can leave and get back to the real movie.’”
According to Miller, that incident was “not a great experience for me” and recalled how the crew didn’t know how to respond. And though he had no intention to return to the franchise, he implied he wasn’t asked to do so. He said, “I would not have done ‘Deadpool 3’ if they came to me and were like, ‘We want you to do ‘Deadpool 3,’ and we’re going to pay you twice as much.’” He also doesn’t believe in portraying the same character “for more than five years.”
Miller also faced allegations while playing Erlich in HBO’s “Silicon Valley.” In 2018, his co-star Alice Wetterlund, claimed that he was a bully on the set.