Chevy Chase Says Doing Community Was a ‘Big Mistake’

By ABC News

Sep 24, 2012 11:09am
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Chevy Chase has already made headlines with regards to his gig on NBC’s ratings-challenged “Community,” but after show creator Dan Harmon was dismissed after a lingering fight with the “SNL” vet, it was thought all was well with Chase.

Not so, according to a new interview with The Huffington Post UK. “It was a big mistake!” Chase said of taking the gig in the first place, and admitted he’s only on Community for the paycheck. “I just sort of hung around because I have three daughters and a wife, and I figured out I might as well make some bread, every week, so I can take care of them in the way they want.”

Chase continues, “The hours are hideous, and it’s still a sitcom on television, which is probably the lowest form of television. That’s my feeling about it.”

The actor also adds, “I think the reason I have stuck around is because I love these kids, the cast — they are very good.”

Although he’s starred in memorable comedies like “Caddyshack” and the “Vacation” movies, Chase seems somewhat bitter about the movies he didn’t do.

“I turned down ‘Forrest Gump,’” he says, “I turned down ‘American Gigolo,’ there are many films — like ‘Ghostbusters’ — that I turned down…The first one I did was ‘Foul Play’ with Goldie Hawn, but I turned down ‘Animal House’ — I turned that down. So all those I regret only because they made huge amounts of money and I would be very wealthy, but I don’t regret working with Goldie, I don’t regret the projects that I did do.”

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