He was paid a high price.
John Larroquette revealed Thursday that he and the director of the 1974 slasher film “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” made a deal that Larroquette would narrate the prologue of the film in exchange for marijuana, reports Parade.
“Totally true,” confirmed Larroquette, 75, “He gave me some marijuana or a matchbox or whatever you called it in those days. I walked out of the [recording] studio and patted him on the back side, and said, ‘Good luck to you!’”
According to the “Night Court” actor, he and Tobe Hooper struck up a friendship when Larroquette was working as a bartender in 1969.
“Tobe heard I was in town and asked for an hour of my time to narrate something for this movie he just did,” Larroquette recalled. “I said, ‘Fine!’ It was a favor.”
Laroquette did eventually get paid — in cash this time — as he went on to narrate several “Massacre” sequels.
“You do something for free in the 1970s and get a little money in the ’90s,” he said. “It’s certainly the one credit that’s stuck strongly to my resume.”
“Texas Chainsaw Massacre” killed at the box office making $30 billion out of its $100,000 budget and has since produced several spinoffs.
In a twist, Larroquette revealed that he had never seen any of the “Massacre” films.
“I’m not a big horror movie fan,” explained the 75-year-old.
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