Chevy Chase Is Community’s “Pierce Hawthorne”

Posted by on November 21, 2012 at 11:22 pm

It’s true. Look at him. Spittin image.

If you haven’t been keeping up with your Hollywood gossip, then you should probably sit down. Or stand up, I don’t know your computer situation. If you haven’t heard it on the Twitterverse already, Chevy Chase has officially left the NBC series “Community”. And he’s been a real crabby McCrabster about it.

Chevy Chase is Pierce Hawthorne. Don’t believe me? Here’s an exert from an interview with the man himself from the Huffington Post UK. When asked why he decided to do television instead of film, he replies…

“It was a big mistake! I saw this pilot script, thought that it was funny, and I went into the room where they were casting and said, “I would love to play this guy.” Then they mulled it over. Then they hired me and I just sort of hung around because I have three daughters and a wife, and I figured out I might as well make some bread, every week, so I can take care of them in the way they want….”

So he didn’t like his character and the direction writers were taking it to. Everyone’s entitled to their own opinions. But it doesn’t end with just a simple dislike. It goes deeper.

Several months ago, the awesome creator and executive producer of Community Dan Harmon, became entangled in a bitter feud with Chase over script discrepancies. And to make matters worse, Chevy walked off set on the last day of filming over a scene he didn’t like. Sounds like a Pierce move. Then there was the leaked voicemail full of profane words left by Chevy after Harmon’s undoubtedly harsh speech at the wrap party.

Oh and don’t forget the time when he dropped the N-bomb on set during a rant. The reason behind it was over Pierces bigoted nature.

Yep, that’s Pierce alright.

Needless to say, I enjoyed Chases non-politically correct character. It’s a real bummer that he left on such a sour note. On a different note, February 7th is going to be here before you know it!


Sources: Huffington Post UK, Deadline

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