In a recent interview, Nathan Lane (who's now currently portaying Gomez in the new Broadway show, The Addams Family) remembers when he got to play the desk sergeant in Addams Family Values.
And Anjel was throwing a tantrum, apparently. ^_^When you had the bit part as a police desk sergeant in the film Addams Family Values, was it your dream one day to play Gomez?
"No, I can't say that it was. Raul Julia, who played Gomez in the movie, was just the sweetest guy and so talented. We were waiting for Angelica Huston, who was playing Morticia, to come out of her trailer. There was some issue she had that dared not be discussed and she was refusing to come to the set. There was a very long wait for Miss Huston. Finally, after several hours, she deigned to arrive. Raul said to her, "Do you know Nathan Lane?" Through lowered lids, she said, "No, I do not." More out of anger than anything else that she had kept everyone waiting, he yelled at her, "Did you not see Dee Leezban
Traviata?" And she said, through even lower lids, "I'm afraid not." He yelled at her even louder, "Well, he was breeliant
!!!" Anyway, that's all I remember from my one day of shooting Addams Family Values."
Well, even somebody as nice as Anjelica is entitled to have a bad day, right? And I find the way Raúl yelled at her incredibly funny. I can almost see the scene in my mind!
You can read the full interview here