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Best Behind The Scenes Story
The story as told by Jared as Asylum 6:
â€œHe (Misha) was talking a bunch of trash about scrabble, where thereâ€™s a phone game called Words and Friends. Itâ€™s basically scrabble for free on your iphone, Android stuff like that. I love the game and Iâ€™m playing it all the time on the set because I have friends in Texas and my family, blah blah. He was like â€˜What are you doing?â€˜ I was â€˜Iâ€™m playing scrabble, itâ€™s called Words and Friends.â€˜ And heâ€™s like â€˜Ah, do you want to play?â€˜ â€˜Sureâ€˜ so we played and I won. I won by 11 points or something. He was so mad heâ€™s, â€˜Letâ€™s make it interesting.â€˜ I was like â€˜Letâ€™s make it interesting.â€˜ Ten bucks a point to the winner. I was like â€˜okay.â€™
Usually games end in 5, 15 you know so I was like â€˜Man, youâ€™re gonna to owe me $150 bucks. Youâ€™re going to owe me a lot of money,â€™ because Iâ€™m talking trash. So we start playing. We shake on it and we agree to it whatever he sees. We start playing and immediately I get a word that was worth 160 points. So heâ€™s now losing by 140 points times $10 a point. I was like â€œMisha, we can call this a walkâ€ but heâ€™s too stubborn. Heâ€™s like â€˜No, donâ€™t talk to me.â€™ He keeps on going and I get another word worth 180 points. Heâ€™s like, â€˜How is this guy that didnâ€™t go to high school, this gargantuan moose man, beating me in scrabble and spelling?' He didnâ€™t know that I was an academic myself.
The point of the story is the gameâ€™s over and I win by 205 points. Iâ€™m like, â€œMisha, look man, weâ€™re buddies, you donâ€™t have to pay me. If it was 50 bucks Iâ€™d make you pay me but itâ€™s $2000. Youâ€™ve got a wife, a kid, I donâ€™t want this money. Heâ€™s like â€˜No you get this money get out of my face.â€™ He started getting all persnickety about it. I was like â€˜Alright, if youâ€™re going to be that way about it, give me my money. I was planning all along to give that money to his charity. He didnâ€™t know that because I didnâ€™t tell him. I kept on talking trash â€˜Give me my money, give me my money, give me my money.â€™
He didnâ€™t give me my money for a long, long time. I didnâ€™t know why but I was like, â€˜Misha, how long does it take you to go to a bank? Whereâ€™s my money? Youâ€™re a big movie star thatâ€™s in movies and TV shows, your fancy cars, youâ€™ve got your nice clothes...â€™ I was just talking trash. Finally Iâ€™m on the set and everyoneâ€™s acting a little strange. Itâ€™s been about a month or two months. Iâ€™m, â€˜Why is everyone looking at me funny? My fly, my face...â€™ Finally itâ€™s in between takes and I go out to my trailer and open my door and thereâ€™s over $2000 in change. My dog, my shepherd Sadie, she wonâ€™t come to the door because she wonâ€™t step on the coins. Sheâ€™s kind of like, â€˜barkâ€™ and she wonâ€™t come to the door. I was like, â€˜Are you kidding me?â€™
I think there were over 100,000 coins. There were 78,000 pennies. It turns out the reason it took so long is he had to drive to 8 banks asking for (change). So, I had spent an hour cleaning it up with a shovel. I got a shovel from the set and started putting it into buckets. It was 200 lbs of change. I put it into 3 buckets and when he was on the set I took his keys and unlocked his car and poured one of the buckets into his car. I wrote â€˜Dear Misha, Thanks for paying your debt, now if you would be so kind, please make this donation payable to (your charity), I think itâ€™s about $700.â€™ And I signed it.
It was all over his car and he didnâ€™t clean it. For the next two weeks heâ€™d was driving around. He said that every time that we would stop the change would go â€˜Wooshâ€˜ and every time heâ€™d go it would go â€˜Wooshâ€™ and then one of the quarters had fallen into his seat belt (latch). I felt kind of badly about that because he has a kid. We ended up getting a shop vac and cleaning his car out for him. We donated that money to his charity and the rest to a ride for cancer that our First A.D participates in. It played out pretty nicely.â€
Not sure about you, but I think this beats last yearâ€™s pumpkin underwear story by a mile!
Hereâ€™s the tale on Youtube for those that want to hear Jared tell it. Itâ€™s hilarious!