Date: 26th September 2000

Jon Favreau Scared Of Directing Puff Daddy

JON FAVREAU was scared of directing PUFF DADDY in his feature film debut - because the rapper is such a tough guy.

The SWINGERS star admits the press surrounding SEAN "PUFFY" COMBS after a nightclub shooting incident on New Year's Eve (31DEC99) made him nervous about giving the rapper a job.

But Favreau says his nervousness didn't last long explaining, "I didn't know what to expect, I had read all the same press every one else had, but after sitting down and having a cup of tea with him it became clear to me that he was a professional and a business man. "With success comes a lot of good and a lot of bad. After filming in New York I could see how things got twisted out of proportion. I feel for the guy and what he's been through, but he's a real pro and just sort of rolls with it."

He adds, "
Because my friend VINCE VAUGHN had done THE CELL with JENNIFER LOPEZ it made me more comfortable to work with Puffy - he's just real soft spoken and polite."


Source: WENN



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