Jack Black didn't want to perform scenes with Dustin Hoffman

  • 6 years ago
Jack Black says meeting his "hero" Dustin Hoffman was scary.

The 49-year-old actor co-starred with the 81-year-old Hollywood legend in the 'Kung Fu Panda' trilogy and has confessed he was so "intimidated" by the ‘Rain Man' star's presence, he wanted to do separate scenes to prevent coming face-to-face with him.

Speaking to Total Film, Jack said: "We did spend some time together. There was a trick with one of our scenes that just wasn't working so they needed to get us to [record it] together. I was very intimidated for that scene, because he's been a hero of mine for so long. I didn't even want to do it. I didn't want to meet him, I didn't want to do the scene with him!”

The 'School of Rock' star also added that although Hoffman has a huge amount of experience in the film industry behind him, his passion for different projects is what makes him unique.

“It's not how long you do it, as much as how much you love to do it. He really loves to do it. He relishes it. And that's what makes him great."

And Jack admits that he can see himself performing at Dustin's age because of his "love" of films and putting on a "show".