‘Army of the Dead’ star Tig Notaro: Chris D’Elia facing ‘consequences’

Standup comedian Tig Notaro finds nothing humorous about sexual harassment allegations in opposition to actor Chris D’Elia.

“I think there should be consequences for bad behavior,” Notaro not too long ago told Yahoo! Entertainment concerning accusations involving reportedly underage women that arose against him final summer time. 

Notaro, 50, stepped in to switch the actor — to the delight of her fans — as a kickass helicopter pilot in Zack Snyder’s upcoming motion movie “Army of the Dead.”

Notaro had beforehand weighed in with related sentiments about her former “One Mississippi” colleague, 53-year-old comedian Louis C.Ok., who has faced accusations of inappropriate conduct, too.

“I think it’s important to take care of that, to handle that, because it’s serious to be assaulted,” Notaro told the Daily Beast in 2017. “It’s serious to be harassed. It’s serious, it’s serious, it’s serious.”

Chris D'Elia (left) and Tig Notaro, who replaced him in the Zack Snyder film "Army of the Dead," premiering this month in theaters and on Netflix.
Chris D’Elia (left) and Tig Notaro, who changed him in the Zack Snyder movie “Army of the Dead,” premiering this month in theaters and on Netflix.
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The 41-year-old D’Elia, who denied any misconduct, additionally was subsequently dropped by his company, CAA.

Notaro isn’t the solely member of the “Army” who’s talking out.

“I can’t speak specifically on Chris and that situation,” added Omari Hardwick, who portrays Vanderohe in the flick. “But I definitely think we live in a society where that which is wrongdoing should be punishable. I was extremely supportive of whatever direction Netflix as a team went. I reached out to Tig immediately upon watching the film and said, ‘You did a fantastic job. You’re working by yourself and killing it.’ ” 

In addition, director Snyder mentioned the transfer to switch D’Elia “seemed like the right thing to do,” indicating that Notaro was an ideal digital match.

“We really had a blast shooting with her; she’s just hilarious,” he mentioned, including that she introduced her personal vibe to the character. “It’s just Tig! All the circumstances are the same, but Tig’s take tonally changes everything. I think that if you didn’t know [about Chris], you’d just think that Tig was in the movie.” 

"Army of the Dead" stars Dave Bautista, Omari Hardwick, Tig Notaro, Samantha Win, Colin Jones, Matthias Schweighöfer, Raul Castillo and Ana de la Reguera.
“Army of the Dead” stars Dave Bautista, Omari Hardwick, Tig Notaro, Samantha Win, Colin Jones, Matthias Schweighöfer, Raul Castillo and Ana de la Reguera.
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Notaro carried out her function as sky jockey Marianne Peters utilizing inexperienced display screen in order that she could possibly be digitally added to current footage. “It was a joy to do what I did, but I would love to be in the next movie that I do,” she joked to Yahoo. “That’s my dream! I’d love to interact with the cast.”

Earlier this week, Notaro told Vulture that she was “so baffled” to be chosen by Snyder for the recasting. “I felt like there was some sort of misunderstanding,” she mentioned. Notaro added that she was involved about even stepping in, not in contrast to the late “All the Money in the World” actor Christopher Plummer did for the 2017 Ridley Scott movie when its star, Kevin Spacey, was accused of sexual misconduct.

“It didn’t seem possible for me to take on what Chris did. We’re such different actors and comedians,” she mentioned. “I honestly thought, regardless of what’s going on in his personal life, that his performance was excellent. But Zack said, ‘We want you to do exactly what you do.’ And, in turn, that’s all I did.”

The zombie movie, which depicts a gang of mercenaries seeking to steal a $200 million payload from a Las Vegas on line casino, additionally stars Dave Bautista, Ana de la Reguera, Ella Purnell), Raúl Castillo, Samantha Win, Garret Dillahunt, Nora Arnezeder, Theo Rossi, Matthias Schweighöfer and Huma Qureshi.

Notaro — who additionally might be seen mixing her dry comedic presence with interstellar drama on the Paramount+ sequence “Star Trek: Discovery” — has moreover lined up an HBO and HBO Max particular. This summer time, she’ll seem in what has been described as “the first-ever fully animated stand-up special,” which will probably be produced by soon-to-retire speak present host Ellen DeGeneres.

“Army of the Dead” will premiere in theaters on May 14 and will then stream on Netflix, dropping on May 21.

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