If John Leguizamo never works with Steven Seagal again, it will be too soon. In fact, the well-respected "Super Mario Bros." star said Hollywood, in general, would prefer a Seagal-less set.
While chatting with the New York Post, John happily spoke about several of his box office bombs, indicating, "I always have the best time off-camera on those movies because you've got to make up for it."
However, he noted that he could have done without 1996's "Executive Decision," in which he and Steven starred.
"Yeah, I did not have a good time with Steven Seagal. No one has," John said. "Gene LeBell, the most famous stuntman in Hollywood, was in a movie with him and [Steven] kept hitting the stuntmen on purpose."
Gene, John recalled, had finally had enough.
"Gene said, 'Don't do that to my boys because they can't hit you back, it's not fair,'" John continued. "So he did it again and Gene put him in a chokehold and said, 'You ever do that, I'm going to choke you to death.' He never did it again."
Steven has made headlines of late thanks to his close relationship with Russia and its President Vladimir Putin.
Video began circulating the Internet this week that shows the action star in Moscow at dinner with several Russian elites, including pro-Kremlin media mogul Margarita Simonyan and state television presenter Vladimir Soloviev, who has publicly backed Putin's invasion of neighboring Ukraine. The Daily Mail said the gathering was for Steven's milestone birthday.
In a speech that night, Steven told the pro-Putin crowd, "Each and every one of you, you are my family and my friends. And I love all of you and we stand together, through thick and through thin."
The fact that Steven lauded Putin and his pals shouldn't come as a surprise. The "On Deadly Ground" star reportedly lives in Moscow and has been photographed with Putin many times. He was also granted Russian citizenship in 2016 and has criticized the U.S. government over the years. He once called Putin "one of the greatest world leaders, if not the greatest world leader, alive today."
John would clearly prefer Steven stay in Moscow, not the movies.