Chipmunks Actor on Mission to Trash His Own Movie

And David Cross makes offensive Jewish comment while doing so
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 10, 2012 9:39 AM CST
Updated Jan 10, 2012 10:48 AM CST
Chipmunks Actor on Mission to Trash His Own Movie
David Cross attends the New York Times TimesTalk during the 2012 NY Times Arts & Leisure weekend at The Times Center on January 5, 2012 in New York City.   (Getty Images)

It's not often that actors go on late night shows to specifically instruct the audience not to see their latest films, but David Cross did just that last night on Conan. Making Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked "was the most miserable experience I've ever had in my professional life," the comedian and Arrested Development star told O'Brien, before telling the audience in no uncertain terms not to see the movie, which he called "a big commercial for Carnival Cruise Lines."

Things got really weird when Cross started describing the cruise ship he was forced to spend a week filming on, even though he was in a pelican costume the whole time, so "you cannot see any of my flesh, nor do I have any dialogue." Then Cross, who was raised Jewish but is now an atheist, went on to say that most everyone who worked on the film was OK with using a stand-in—except one producer who is "the personification of what people think about when they think negatively about Jews." A visibly uncomfortable Conan quickly changed the subject. The Huffington Post has the video, as well as a past example of Cross trashing the film. (More Conan O'Brien stories.)

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