Danny DeVito debunks his own real-life hero story

By Douglas Helm | Posted

Danny DeVito is a beloved actor, but is he a true action hero who sucks snake poison out of his fellow actors to save their lives? Apparently not. In a hilarious Vanity Fair Lie Detector Test interview with his daughter Lucy DeVito, Danny DeVito revealed that he made up the story where he said he saved Michael Douglas from a snakebite in Mexico. Check out the interview below and skip the 4:50 mark if you want to see DeVito speak plainly about his snakebite story:

While saving Michael Douglas from a snake in Mexico is an incredible story, it’s a bit far-fetched. DeVito laughed when he got caught up in the lie, saying he likes telling the story on talk shows. Danny DeVito is hilarious, known for his great comedy roles, so it’s not too surprising that he’s decided to play with some talk show hosts with his big story in the past.

Although Danny DeVito hasn’t saved too many people from snakebites lately, he’s been busy with a myriad of TV and film projects. The most recent being the animated series in which he co-stars with Aubrey Plaza and DeVito’s daughter, Lucy DeVito. The series is called Little demon and follows a reluctant devil-imbued mother trying to live a normal life with her daughter Antichrist in Delaware. The series premiered its first two episodes on Hulu yesterday.

Danny DeVito also has movie projects in the works. The black nursing home Sniff is slated for release before the end of the year, and DeVito appears with a star-studded cast that includes Al Pacino, Morgan Freeman, and Helen Mirren. The film is directed by Taylor Hackford with a screenplay by Tom Gray. DeVito will also star in the next Disney movie Haunted house to restart. The film will follow a single mother named Gabbie hiring a tour guide, psychic, priest, and historian to free their new haunted mansion from ghosts. Rosario Dawson stars as Gabbie with DeVito, Owen Wilson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tiffany Haddish and LaKeith Stanfield also starring. The reboot will be directed by Justin Simien. Haunted house is due out in March 2023.

One of Danny DeVito’s most anticipated upcoming films is undoubtedly Triplets. The film will see DeVito finally reunite with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the sequel to the classic 1988 comedy Twins. The film will see twins Julius and Vincent Benedict discover that they actually have a third brother, who will be played by Eddie Murphy. Dylan Dawson and Lucas Kavner will direct with Tracy Morgan also on board for the cast list. In the meantime, while waiting for Danny DeVito’s next projects, you can discover his new show Little demon. The 15th season of Philadelphia is always sunny also completed in December. The show has been renewed through Season 18, so we should see plenty more of DeVito on this show as well.

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