Danny DeVito is one of the United States’ most prolific comedy actors for over 40 years. He has been in classic movies such as “Matilda,” “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest,” and television shows like “Taxi” and “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia.”
In 1992, DeVito played the comic character The Penguin in “Batman Returns” and wore heavy prosthetics to achieve the look of a malformed, penguin-esque man, which included a beak and flippers. on “The Graham Norton Show”, he shared a story of the filming of the “Batman” sequel.
Devito went on “The Graham Norton Show,” and shared a story about filming the “Batman” sequel.
“You worked with a monkey,” Norton prompted.
“That was horrifying,” replied DeVito.
DeVito then shared a story about how he was meant to work with a monkey who was going to give him a message from Batman. He was shown that the stunt would be simple enough. He just had to receive a message that a monkey would deliver by running down some stairs.
“The monkey comes down, takes one look at me, and leaps at my balls,” DeVito shared. “I swear to God it was horrifying, it was like it was in slow motion.”
DeVito proceeded to share that the monkey got a big chunk out of him, but that because he was wearing such a padded costume, it had little effect.
“There was a chunk out of the costume, so we did it again,” DeVito said, laughing. “It’s in the movie.”