Imitation is the sincerest type of flattery — however not for Danny DeVito, based on Bobby Moynihan.
The former “Saturday Night Live” comic, 45, did an impression of the “Taxi” star, 77, on a few episodes of the late-night sketch present in 2015 and it seems DeVito wasn’t too blissful about it.
Moynihan stopped by “Late Night with Seth Meyers” just lately and divulged that DeVito, now 77, pounced on him and his two pals following the “SNL” episode.
“Right after I played him on the show — that night, directly after the show, I had two of my buddies Mike and Rob, from high school with me,” Moynihan, who left “SNL” in 2017, mentioned.
“And I get them to the party and we pull up to the party and it’s the coolest,” Moynihan continued. “And I walk past a car and get, like, yanked.”
Moynihan first thought he was going to be assaulted. However, it was simply the “The Always Sunny in Philadelphia” star playfully screaming, “You think it’s funny playing me?!” But DeVito was solely joking, including the phrase: “I love ya, kid.”
“I just got attacked by Danny DeVito in front of my high school buddies! I made it!” the “Mr. Mayor” actor quipped to the speak present host.
Moynihan parodied DeVito in a “Star Wars” audition in a single episode, and in one other for a sketch about Nespresso.
DeVito just lately spoke to The Post on the premiere of his latest film, “The Survivor,” admitting that he sees himself as a contradiction — somebody who is hard however tender.
“I”m very emotional,” he mentioned. “This movie that won the Academy Award? ‘CODA,’ [I saw it] three times — at home, thank God, because I was blubbering.”
However, the Golden Globe winner says he likes to “break balls.”
He added, “I’m from New Jersey. So in Jersey, one of the major things for kids to do, boys and girls, is to break balls. Constantly.”
DeVito additionally revealed that he likes being acknowledged by followers. “I’m glad — I love people. I’m happy about that,” he gushed. “I’m doing a lot of stuff, I love work, so I keep working, and I love that I’ve got fans and an audience, so it’s good.”