Dennis Quaid was captured in an epic meltdown on the set of a new movie, but as video of the public freakout goes viral, questions are being raised as to whether it is legitimate or just a ploy to manufacture a viral video.
The video came from the set of Quaid’s new movie Truth, showing the 61-year-old actor growing enraged at distractions behind the camera. In an expletive-filled meltdown, Dennis Quaid goes off on the director and others on set who are not taking the scene seriously.
“What the f–k? Keep going. I am acting here and this d-ckhead wanders on to my set. I can’t even get a line out until Dopey the Dick starts whispering in your ear and you’re not even watching anymore.”
Quaid goes on to call out “zombies” — which has been identified as movie set lingo for unneeded people wandering around aimlessly, which can be a huge distraction for an actor trying to perform a scene.
“Don’t f–king ‘Dennis’ me! I am doing my job here. I’m a pro. This is the most unprofessional set I have ever been on. This is horse sh-t. I’ve got these f–king zombies over here that I have to look at. I have a bunch of p—ies staring at me. And this f–king baby! This is garbage…. Blow me!”
But to many viewers, something seemed off about the Dennis Quaid meltdown. It seemed a little too well recorded, and to many his words sounded just a bit too perfect to be an off-the-cuff rant.
This led many to point fingers at Jimmy Kimmel, the late night host who in the past has been known to release fake viral videos.
On Tuesday’s show, Kimmel denied any involvement in the Dennis Quaid meltdown.
“When I woke up this morning, I was being blamed for it,” he said on Jimmy Kimmel Live!.“There are two dozen articles – and thousands of comments online – suggesting that this is a prank – and I am responsible for it. I have to say, it’s disappointing. You play, like 50 pranks and all of a sudden people don’t trust you anymore.”
But even if Jimmy Kimmel isn’t responsible, there are signs that the Dennis Quaid freakout is definitely faked. In a report from The Wrap, the production company behind Truth said the freakout never happened during filming of the movie, which actually wrapped up last year.
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