A British television host has slammed Jack Black, branding him as a vile movie star who was uniformly rude every time they met.
Vernon Kay, the onetime game show host of the UK’s “Family Fortunes,” said that the “Jumanji” star was an “absolute d–k” every time he interviewed him.
“I don’t know whether he’d had a hangover or whether it was because I was either the first or last interview of the day but he was horrible,” Kay groused to The Sun.
“He was an absolute d–k, an a–hole.”
Kay explains that Black, 50, was a comedic superstar while he was just starting out in his television career.
“When you’re so rude, arrogant and pig-faced to a young TV presenter, who’s so nervous and trying to hone his skills, and you’re so arrogant to dismiss that, it’s just not on.
“I interviewed him for ‘Gulliver’s Travels,’ for ‘School of Rock,’ for ‘Shallow Hal,’ and a couple of others and he was just the same every time.”
Kay, 45, has no problem with the “Kung Fu Panda” star reading his recollections and hopes it will “serve as a lesson.”
“Jack Black once came into the movie theater I used to work at. He accidentally spilled his popcorn all over the front row of the theater. I saw this and went over to clean it up, but he told me to have a seat, took my broom and cleaned it up himself.”
The actor and musician recently stirred the pot with rumors of his retirement, but then clarified that he’s far from finished. In a story by news site Balance, Black said he wanted to make another record with Tenacious D and “maybe one more movie.”
“I’ve been saying for a long time that [2019’s ‘Jumanji’] is the last movie. We’ll see,” Black told Balance. “I’m looking to wrap it up pretty soon. Ride off into the sunset.”
But a new video obtained by Entertainment Tonight showed Black rebuffing his earlier comments as “fake news.”
“I’m not retiring. I’m not going anywhere,” Black said. “I’m only getting started.”