American actor Freddie Prinze Jr. marked the launch of his new horror movie podcast, That Was Pretty Scary, by taking a look back with TooFab on his experience in the 1997 film I Know What You Did Last Summer.
In the podcast co-hosted with Jon Lee Brody, he said filming with director Jim Gillespie was a lousy experience, in part because he behaved like an “asshole” with him.
The tension between the two is said to have arisen from the fact that Jim Gillespie wanted to give the role of Ray Bronson to Jeremy Sisto, but that it was ultimately given to Freddie Prinze Jr., following the wishes of screenwriter Kevin Williamson.
“There wasn’t any passive aggression – which I hate – he was rather very blunt in that ‘I don’t want you in this movie.’ So when it’s your first role and you hear those words, it destroys you. It just destroys you,” the actor claimed.
He recalled Jim Gillespie giving him “psychotic notes” on set, including telling him not to keep his mouth open “[because] you look stupid when you do that.”
Freddie Prinze Jr. added that he almost gave up on the film because of him: “It was a struggle to finish the job every day. I was in pain every day on this film. But it prepared me for this job in a way. »