Mel Gibson: 'I've got a little bit of a temper'

April 28, 2012 at 1:36 PM ET

Mel Gibson spoke out about his recent drama on "Tonight Show With Jay Leno" on April 27.

Mel Gibson has been relatively quiet since screenwriter Joe Eszterhas accused him of being anti-Semitic and released tapes of the star raging and screaming profanities. But Gibson is finally speaking out ... and with some humor.

On Friday, the actor appeared on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" and brought up all the drama with the "Maccabees" scribe. "You know, I love coming to 'The Tonight Show' because when I get here and you tape me, you let me know you're going to do that up front!" Gibson joked.

The actor admitted that he had been "peeved" at Eszterhas over the delay of the script and had indeed yelled at the writer.

"Was it just you swearing at the guy?" Leno asked in regards to the secretly taped tirade.

"Yeah, pretty much!" Gibson said. "You know, maybe you don't know this about me, but I've got a little bit of a temper."

The actor also told Leno that even though the situation has made him angry, it was OK because the last few years had been so odd for him. "It's like living in a bad B movie," Gibson said of all the drama in his life. "From slipping on a banana peel in your driveway to sort of midnight phone calls ... how did I get here?! It is bizarre!"

See what else he had to say about the Eszterhas situation and what he does to relax:



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