Chevy Chase tells New York Magazine’s Vulture blog that he’s "not crazy about that character and I’m getting tired of playing him," referring to his role as Pierce Hawthorne on NBC’s "Community."
"I don’t think anyone has a sense of what to do with me, so I got to play some gray-haired, biased, bigoted guy," Chase said. "I’ve been too funny in my life to have to play a character who’s … moderately funny."
As we reported last month, Chase left a profanity-laced voicemail criticizing the comedy for show creator Dan Harmon, who then played the tape publicly at a comedy show. Harmon later apologized for playing Chase’s comments in public.
Chase tells Vulture that he hasn’t signed a deal yet to continue with the show, and that he doesn’t know whether the program will get picked up for another season.
Asked whether the controversy between himself and Harmon would increase the show’s chances of getting picked up, Chase responded: "There is no controversy. I don’t know what people have been told, but it’s over. I spoke to the producer [Dan Harmon]. That’s long gone."