At last night’s after-party for Broadway’s benefit performance of the 24 Hour Plays, David Cross got to talking about his time on the dearly missed Arrested Development. (We may have coaxed him into it.) What was it like working with Arrested co-star Jessica Walter? “That was a roller coaster of emotions,” Cross told us. “Some days were good, some days were absolutely terrible; other days were only moderately terrible.” What was the problem? Did she think too much of herself? “No no no she’s not egotistical at all.” Then what was it? “You tell me. Fill in the blank,” Cross offered. But surely Cross didn’t want us making false inferences? “Well, that’s going to happen invariably. I have been burned so many motherfuckin’ times. Write from the transcript!” After recovering from Cross’s assault on our profession, we pressed him for more easily manipulatable quotes on the ingenious Ms. Walter. Apparently, the sexagenarian actress “didn’t share the same ethos that many of us on the set shared of ‘let’s have fun and let’s goof around.’” He added, “I respect — that’s not the right word — I understand that she came from a different world.” So you have no respect for Jessica Walter, David Cross!? “I respect her as a person. But that kind of way to work” — what, professionally, dickhead?! — “I don’t work like that.” Our time with Cross was coming to a close. “Please don’t make me look like an asshole," he said. "I gave you enough stuff to cut and paste." That you did, David, that you did. —Ben Kawaller
Most Watched on Vulture
Most Viewed Stories
What Is Katy Perry Doing?
This Hilariously Explicit Match Cut Had Cannes Audiences Clapping
Who Is ‘Uber A’ on Pretty Little Liars? A Mid-Season Investigation
T.J. Miller Is Leaving Silicon Valley Ahead of Season 5
Hasan Minhaj Took a Job No One Wanted
After Seeing Dan Stevens’s Ridiculous Beauty and the Beast Suit, We’ve Decided Emma Watson Actually Deserves an Oscar
Male Stars Are Too Buff Now
What Happens to Nudity Onscreen When You Remove the Male Gaze?
Make Your Choice and Watch Tituss Burgess’s Rousing Rendition of ‘Poor Unfortunate Souls’
What’s New on Netflix: May 2017
Latest News from VultureAriana Grande on the Manchester Attack: ‘We Will Not Quit or Operate in Fear’
“Our response to this violence must be to come closer together.”For an Ironic Jiggle Flick, Baywatch Is Not Half-Bad
Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron make a fine pair of chiseled clowns.Lil Yachty’s Teenage Emotions, and 3 Other Albums to Listen to Now
From Lil Yachty to Gucci Mane, here’s a selection of recently released albums to check out.Turns Out Robin Wright Didn’t Really Get That House of Cards Raise She Demanded
Wait. How?Elisabeth Moss Always Gets Final Cut on Her Nude Scenes
“Everything that involves nudity I have 100 percent approval, otherwise I don’t do it.”Jane Campion Thinks It’s ‘Insane’ She’s the Only Woman Director to Win Cannes in 70 Years
“No more guys winning. That’s it. It’s just going to be women winning from now on.”Male Stars Are Too Buff Now
I’m worried that our current leading men are just one scoop of protein powder away from total renal failure.Aziz Ansari Recaps Master of None: Why Dev’s Sad Cab Ride in ‘The Dinner Party’ Is a ‘Very Personal Thing’
“It captured that cab ride that everyone’s had, where you’re in this really sad moment.”Oscar Isaac Fondly Recalls Being Slapped Over and Over Again by Carrie Fisher on the Set of Star Wars: The Last Jedi
The 27th time’s the charm.‘Cuplicated’ Is Comedy’s Response to Master of None, Crashing, Louie, and All Comedian-Fronted Dramedies
“Cuplicated” is a pitch-perfect parody of comedian-fronted dramedies.
The show was a beautiful, incisive depiction of its soul-warping effects.What Makes the First Three Pirates of the Caribbean Movies So Great
Horror, romance, and comedy – the trilogy mixes and twists them to create something unique.Which Cannes Movies Could Become Oscar Contenders?
Each year, a handful of Oscar contenders premieres at the Croisette. Which will be this year’s?Waxahatchee and Allison Crutchfield’s Cover of Sleater-Kinney’s ‘Modern Girl’ Will Bring You Closer to the World
Live from Vulture Festival 2017.Bloodline Recap: All the Time in the World
Sissy Spacek and Linda Cardellini are great in this episode.Let Carly Rae Jepsen’s New Song ‘Cut to the Feeling’ Be Your Roof-Dancing Anthem This Memorial Day Weekend
Prepare the angels for playing and the clouds for cutting through.Seth Meyers Body Slams You With a Closer Look at Montana’s Newest Congressman Greg Gianforte
The United States of WWE.How the Manchester Arena Bombing Is Affecting the Entertainment Industry in the U.K.
Ariana Grande postponed her tour, Wonder Woman canceled its London premiere, and more.Bloodline’s Showrunner Breaks Down the Final Season and the Fate of the Rayburn Family
“Everyone is definitely suffering a lot.”The French AIDS-Crisis Film That Had Journalists Weeping at Cannes
120 Beats Per Minute is the Palme d’Or contender no one saw coming