To put it lightly, John Leguizamo had difficulties working with Steven Seagal on the movie “Executive Decision” that was released in 1996. “Yeah, I did not have a good time with Steven Seagal,” Leguizamo told the New York Post on April 15. According to the veteran actor, he was not alone. “No one has,” Leguizamo added.
The “John Wick” actor recalled how Seagal tried to bully the stunt staff. “[Seagal] kept hitting the stuntmen on purpose,” Leguizamo told the Post. That led to an on-set altercation between the “Under Siege” star and stunt worker Gene LeBell. “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,” Leguizamo said.
Seagal and Leguizamo had a dust-up of their own while working on “Executive Decision.” During rehearsals, Leguizamo laughed at Seagal’s hoarse-voiced line delivery, and the action star lashed out. “He came up and he Tae Kwon Do’d my ass against the brick wall,” Leguizamo said on the radio show “Q” in 2010. Leguizamo was winded by the hit and could not respond how he wanted. “What I really wanted to say was how big and fat he is and he runs like a girl,” he added. The actor had publicly disparaged his “Executive Decision” co-star in the past, and apparently the news reached Seagal. “He says he’s gonna punch me, I heard,” Leguiazamo claimed.