When we caught up with his “Live Free or Die Hard” co-star Justin Long, we asked him how he might be involved in the imminent, as Willis described it, fifth installment of the misadventures of John McClane. Apparently, Long needed a quick vocabulary lesson before responding.
“Nice try, Bruce, for making up a word. I think he meant emasculate,” Long joked while promoting his September 3 flick “Going the Distance.” “No, I heard it was imminent and as soon as I looked up the word, I got excited.” But Long said his excitement was unfortunately short-lived, his mood tempered somewhat by what he said was an awkward exchange with a film studio executive.
“I had a meeting recently at Fox about doing a romantic [comedy],” Long explained. “And the guy in the office next door, he was in charge of the new ’Die Hard,’ [so] I said, ’Do you mind if I pop my head in?’ So I met him and I was like, ’Ummm?’ ” the actor recalled, gesturing with his hands in a motion that suggested “what about me?”
“He was equally vague in his gesture back to me,” Long said. “So I didn’t get a good feeling that I was going to be a part of the imminent ’Die Hard.’ I don’t know if I’m going to get my hands on it.” He added, “I would love to.”
With or without Long, it seems a decision about whether the film will actually happen is still up for debate.
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