In a Q&A in the New York Times ahead of the show’s fifth season, it came to light that Arrested Development’s Jeffrey Tambor (who was fired from the cast of Transparent in February following sexual misconduct allegations) yelled at his costar, Jessica Walter, on set. Although Walter said during the Times interview that in “almost 60 years of working, I’ve never had anybody yell at me like that on a set,” her male costars for the most part brushed off the incident.
The show’s creator, Mitch Hurwitz, reflected on the situation in greater detail a few weeks later in the Hollywood Reporter, claiming he didn’t realize what a big deal it was until much later:
The incident stemmed, he said, from the differing approaches Tambor and Walter took to a scene. “It was something minor, like he was doing a speech and Jessica wanted to redo something in her speech,” he explained. “She’s a perfectionist, which I have a horrible case of myself, and he’s sort of loose with it, finds his way back if he gets off course within the speech, for instance… And she was resetting and he got upset and was like, ‘Oh, come on! You always do this!’ He continued for a bit and she apologized. ‘I’m sorry, Jeffrey, I’m sorry.’ But he continued and then walked off—the set apparently, but he walked out of frame.”
Sure sounds like Tambor yelled at Walter on camera. So we’re calling for tips: Do you have access to this footage or audio? Were you on set that day? Do you know anything we should know about exactly what happened during this incident or any other on the set of Arrested Development?
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