Mike Myers and Dana Carvey, aka “Wayne” and “Garth,” buried the hatchet and reunited for the 21st-anniversary screening of their 1992 cult classic “Wayne’s World,” according to Deadline.
The source of their long-simmering feud? The 57-year-old Carvey reportedly accused his former “SNL” castmate of stealing his impression of Lorne Michaels for the voice of Dr. Evil in the “Austin Powers” series.
Director Penelope Spheeris also famously held a grudge against Myers after she was shut out of the sequel to the hit, “Wayne’s World 2.” In a 2008 interview, Spheeris said of Myers, “I hated that bastard for years.”
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences not only brokered the peace between Myers, Carvey and Spheeris. It also brought together the rest of the “Wayne’s World” cast, including Rob Lowe, Tia Carrere and Lara Flynn Boyle, for a panel discussion.
Spheeris, for one, openly signaled an eagerness to move past the hard feelings. She told The Hollywood Reporter ahead of the reunion, “We’re all getting too old to be pissed. “Wayne’s World” has such a beautiful, uplifting spirit about it. Why should there be a dark cloud? This is going to be cathartic. Everyone’s going to walk out of there high – sort of like they did when they watched the movie.”
Although Mike Myers avoided mention of the feud during the discussion, the “Shrek” star did shed light on his emotional state at the time of filming. “To be honest with you I don’t remember that year at all,” he said. “I remember finishing the film, then I remember my dad dying. Then I just remember Dana and I being strapped to the front of a rocket and me putting on 25 pounds eating my way through it.”
Now that tempers have cooled, we hope that the film’s stars shed some light on the source of the bickering. But in the meantime – Party On!
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