Jeremy Irons is a very well known actor. I definitely know that name and can even put a face to it — EVEN A FACE! But up until about one minute ago I couldn’t actually name any movies that I could remember seeing that face in. Now I know, though. He was the voice of Scar in The Lion King! Duuuhhhh. That was honestly the only movie that I’ve ever seen in his IMDB. In any case, Jeremy Irons, famous for his role as Scar in The Lion King, has said some seemingly unprompted things about sexual harassment laws recently:

The Oscar-winner told Britain’s Radio Times that a mountain of legislation had been created by politicians with an excess of time on their hands. Irons said: “It’s gone too far. There are too many people in power with too little to do, so they churn out laws to justify their jobs. I hope it’s a rash that will wear itself out.” Irons added: “Most people are robust. If a man puts his hand on a woman’s bottom, any woman worth her salt can deal with it. It’s communication. Can’t we be friendly?

Can’t we be barfy? Can’t we please just be barfy, just for a moment. As a woman, I don’t care about what Jeremy Irons thinks about how women should deal with sexual harassment at all. Who cares. “Uh oh, Scar is a bit misguided.” – Not me. But, as a woman, I would like to come up with a few other quotes that Jeremy Irons may or may not have thought or said in private who knows, anything can happen!

  • Now I’oll tell yah, birds is good for one thang ‘n one thang ahwnly — gettin’ me me baffies when I need’s ‘em and quittin’ it with all the ARGY-BARGY!
  • “Now whot is you always bangin’ on about,” is what oie says to moy gal when she’s arsin’ about, goin’ on like billy-o about fuck all.
  • When I see me bird gettin’ a dab on I ollways says to ‘er, “Now how you think I’m gonna get the horn with you lookin all goppin’.”
  • When I cam home oll bladdered and cabbaged there’s awnly one thing I can ask’a moy bird — BELT UP!
  • Sometoims all I wanna do is come ‘ome an put on me telly after a ‘ahd days work — it cost a bomb ya know — and there’s me bird, sittin on her arse watchin me telly. And I’om thinkin’ lets not let this get pear shaped but I need ya to BUDGE OFF’A ME TELLY.
  • I’om goin’ to slap you on the bottom so be quiot abaut’it because not awnly am I a man but I am the man who was once the voice of Scar! “BE PREPARED” IF YOU KNOW WOT I MEAN.

(Via ONTD.)

Comments (40)
  1. He already stole my own very real quote about women:
    “I hope it’s a rash that will wear itself out.”

  2. “It’s communication. It’s the circle of life.” – Jeremy Irons

  3. Uncle Scar, you’re so weird.

  4. Also probably? “The Rine in Spine staies minely in the pline. Blimey Cockfosters!”

  5. You know who wouldn’t have said that? Alec Guinness. That guy had genuine class.

  6. “Birds are only good for filling me cuppa and driving me lorry.”
    - Jeremy Irons

  7. “There’s nothin’ sexyal abot askin’ a damesel for an ol’ mouthie. Is wit we call what ye call a harmonica, and what oi call a blowjib. Communication.”

  8. “If a man puts his hand on a woman’s bottom, any woman worth her salt can deal with it. It’s communication. Can’t we be friendly?”
    -The guy who portrayed Humbert Humbert in the 1997 film Lolita

  9. “Yes, I am an Oscar-winning actor, and I would like to play the main villain in a live action Dungeons & Dragons movie, please.”

  10. you’ve ruined Be Prepared for me

  11. Kelly, have you never seen Die Hard With A Vengenace? Easily the BEST movie of the franchise? There is NO excuse!

    • Would you like some habanero wrongsauce with your facetaco? Die Hard was the best Die Hard.

      • Are you saying that Carl Winslow is better than Samuel L Jackson? Because that is RACIST!

        • I just like how every single film was adapted from different source material. Die Hard one was based off some book, Die Hard 2 was based off some other, unrelated-to-the-book-Die-Hard-was-based-off-of book, and Die Hard 3 was an unproduced Lethal Weapon script.

          “I’m getting too old for this, McClane!” —Zeus Murtaugh

  12. I think ass grabs only count as a real form of communication if you’re bonobo monkey

  13. “Wearin’ thaa Haarrt Shaartt Aginn Kotthhyy? O’hck!” ~J. Irons

  14. “If a man puts his hand on a woman’s bottom, any woman worth her salt can say Hakuna Matata.”

  15. A man who has the balls to wear college professor glasses with an afghan scarf, combined with a fancy dress jacket over a leather jacket, can grab any piece of ass he damn well wants to.

  16. Someone should tell him to nevermind the bollocks.

  17. you have to just let it slide. all british actors have to say something sexist every few years to assure the public that they are not gay.

    It’s why Michael Caine said “Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath…Unless you’re a woman. then be in the kitchen.”

    • “The world has never yet seen a truly great and virtuous nation because in the degradation of woman the very fountains of life are poisoned at their source.”
      -Russel Brand

  18. “If an actor wants to follow his personal assistant into the ladies’ room and goose her, it’s weird that she won’t take that as a compliment.” –Jeremy Irons

  19. I think old Jeremy is just trying to cover up his early dementia symptoms (they get grabby) with sexist bluster. Not fooling us!

  20. I’ve got to side with Jeremy on this one, it’s all about communication. For instance, I’m constantly getting slapped by women when I’m trying to get a clear signal to Tokyo… How else am I supposed to dial it in?

  21. “What’s all this then?!!”

    - Jeremy Irons

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