Mel Gibson Has Always Been a Bad Mutha
You guys remember sweet little Gaby Hoffmann, right? Of course you do -- that's like saying, "You remember your childhood, don't you?" (If you grew up in the 80's and 90's, that is.) She was in "Now & Then" and "Field of Dreams" and "Uncle Buck" and "Sleepless in Seattle" and basically played every bit part you could imagine for almost a solid 6-8 years that required a young girl.
Well, there was this other project she worked on with Mel Gibson called "The Man Without a Face," and it was actually one of Mel Gibson's better films, coming from a personal perspective, but poor little Gaby, who was only 11 years old at the time, had to suffer the wrath of Early Nineties Mel Gibson, whose head, at the time, was bigger than ... well it's Mel Gibson, who has a real big head in any way you want to take it, so ... Anyway, Gaby did this interview where she talked about how Mel really stuck it to her during the filming of their movie, and it wasn't pretty:
"... Mel Gibson, and I think we can all agree that [working with him might] be tough for anybody. ... He screamed at me. Oh, God, he really screamed at me. He just started cursing and screaming at me. ... I think I was acting like a kid instead of a professional actor. It happens once in a while when you're a kid actor."
Poor girl. Can you imagine being 11 years old and humiliated on the set of a movie in front of all sorts of important people by someone who's a Class A jerk? It's got to be tough on a kid. And really, aside from "200 Cigarettes," her career's never been the same, and that's sad, too. Way to go, Mel Gibson, you jerk.