Funnyman Steve Guttenberg‘s plea for more screen time came a bit too late.
But Movie Addict Headquarters listeners loved it all the same.
Earlier today on the show, host Betty Jo Tucker was chatting with indy writer-director-actor Dr. Ravi Godse—who’s also a real-life physician—about his new comedy, If It Ain’t Broke, Break It, when a surprise guest called in with some criticism.
That guest, as you may have guessed, was none other than Steve himself, who plays the lead in the flick.
“Ravi, what aren’t I in more close-ups? I should have more close-ups. I don’t know why there aren’t more close-ups of me?” the Police Academy staple raged.
“OK, I’ll fire the editor! Anything for you, buddy.”
From there, it was nothing but love, as Steve gushed about the good doctor, whose previous silver-screen titles include I Am a Schizophrenic and So Am I (2008) and Dr. Ravi & Mr. Hyde (2007).
“I gotta tell you how talented a director Ravi is, how much he reminds me of the guys working today, like Judd Apatow and Peter Segal, who are great comedy directors, and also put inside their movies lots of touching moments and heart.
“He reminds me of when Rob Reiner used to do When Harry Met Sally, and those type of movies.”
Co-starring Richard Kind, If It Ain’t Broke, Break It, tells the story of a who doctor discovers that he has just six months to live, so he sets about trying to improve the lives of six pals in the match-making, career and personality departments.
To hear Ravi and Steve’s full interview, click here.
To read more about If It Ain’t Broke, Break It, which opens November 6, click here.