Be Warned, This Will Arnett Interview Will Convince You That He’s Kind Of A Dick

Will Arnett on Conan November 2013

I’ve been struggling for a while trying to figure out how I feel about Will Arnett, but I think this interview with Conan O’Brien last night finally confirmed it for me — he might be kind of a dick.

He went on Conan to promote his movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, presumably? But that doesn’t come out until August 2014 apparently, so maybe it was for something different. I guess it could be for his show The Millers, which was given a full-season order even though we definitely don’t think it’s one of the best shows of the season. But anyway, I DIGRESS.

Will started talking about a prank that he and Jason Bateman pulled on some paparazzi earlier this year, during which they held hands while walking down a street together in Manhattan. There are a bunch of pictures of them strolling happily along, hand-in-hand, and Conan wanted an explanation for it. Duh. Because while we knew they had a bromance going, we didn’t realize they’d taken it to another level.

And here’s how I know that Will might be a bit of an asshole — I liked the idea of the prank before he described it, because I thought it was funny and irreverent and adorable, but as soon as he explained it, I wasn’t so into it anymore. I’ll let you watch it for yourself, but something about the way he kept talking about it as if there would be something weird about the situation if they did happen to be a couple of gay guys just out for a walk really put me off. It was like he was poking fun at gay people instead of poking fun at the paparazzi, like I originally thought. He kept jokingly pretending that Jason was super gay and into it or whatever…it was just weird. Definitely made me second-guess my secret dream to go back in time and be a sister wife in his marriage to Amy Poehler.

I guess I should’ve figured that anyone who allowed their face and body to stay at such a consistently tanned shade of orange might have a significant douche quotient, but I didn’t, so I’m disappointed. Am I still attracted to him? Obviously. But that only does more to prove that he’s a dick, because that’s totes my type.

Sigh.

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    • Olivia Wilson

      Now I don’t want to marry him. Only date him. Maybe.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        I’m at one-night stand level.

    • BrittaMoline

      I dunno how much of Will Arnett you watch but as a (GLBT) fan, this is part of a long running and honestly pretty sweet thing/joke with Bateman, that, to me, doesn’t come across at all dicky:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxnn5-itAQE
      Arnett’s interview schtick is ‘arrogant jerk’ but if you ever watch him interact normally he’s pretty soft-spoken. Also he supports a number of really genuine orgs to help transsexual and spectrum youths, like the Trevor Project.

      Anyway, just two cents from a bisexual fan who was really moved by his portrayal of a genuinely bi character of Arrested Development.

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