Mike Myers says he doesn’t know anything about a recent claim that he fired a crew member from “The Love Guru” because the person looked him in the eyes. When Vancouver radio DJ Jay Brody posted a video of Keanu Reeves helping move equipment on the set of “John Wick: Chapter 4,” it got a lot of attention on social media.
People saying that ‘[Keanu] shouldn’t be praised for helping’ have no idea what it’s like working in film,
Brody posted on Twitter.
Mike Myers had me fired off the set of ‘The Love Guru’ because I made eye contact with him, and I was there as his bodyguard…give Keanu his roses.
Brody later explained in a follow-up video that he wasn’t Mike Myers’ personal bodyguard on set. Instead, he worked for the film security unit on the set of “The Love Guru,” Myers’ famous 2008 flop that starred Jessica Alba and Justin Timberlake.
Years ago, I was working in film security,
Brody said in the video.
I got a call from a company that hired out guards and they said, ‘Do you want a job on the film “The Love Guru?”‘ and I was like, ‘Sure, what will I be doing?’ [and they said], ‘You’ll be basically guarding Mike Myers’ trailer on the film set, wherever they go.’ Sounds easy enough, I’ve done this before. They’re like, ‘Here’s the catch, can’t look at him.’ I’m like, ‘I need to look at him to see him to be his bodyguard.’ They’re like, ‘If you look at him, you’re going to get fired.’
I’m sitting on the set, first day, first hour, we don’t know what [Myers] he looks like [in costume] yet. And I just see a man approaching in a long wig, a fake beard, and I’m like, I think that’s Mike Myers. I look down to not look at him because I don’t want to get fired, but I realized I can’t just let anyone into the trailer, so I look up, I catch his eye for a second, I give him a nod to let him know I’m cool, and I look away, and within an hour I get a phone call letting me know that I’m fired and I have to get off set because I broke this weird rule.
A representative for Mike Myers said,
Mike knows nothing about this. Not aware of anyone being hired or fired.
When asked for more information, Myers’s rep said to read the “accurate” quotes that had been published.
“The Love Guru” is one of the worst movies that Myers has ever made. Mike Myers plays the Guru Pitka in the comedy. He agrees to fix the love life of a Toronto Maple Leafs hockey player so that the team can get back on track and win the Stanley Cup. He does this to get ahead of Deepak Chopra and become the best guru in the world. “The Love Guru” was a flop at the box office. It only made $40 million worldwide, even though it cost around $60 million to make. The movie also won three Razzie Awards, one of which was for worst picture.