Director Kevin Smith got on the wrong side of his CATCH AND RELEASE co-star Jennifer Garner - after he ridiculed her husband Ben Affleck when he visited the set.
Smith, who is a longtime pal of Affleck's after directing him in 1995 cult hit Mallrats, eagerly mocked his friend when the actor came to watch his wife's scenes on the 2006 movie.
But Garner obviously didn't understand the nature of their playful relationship - and threatened to beat up Smith if he continued to belittle her partner.
He tells the New York Daily News, “Jennifer does not share the same sense of humour as me - she did not like my jokes.
"I was picking on Ben Affleck and making fun of him because I’ve known him for a really long time and Jennifer goes, ‘You know, if you keep saying stuff about him, I’m going to kick your a**. And she could - I’ve seen Alias. She has a real girly sense of humour and didn’t understand that I was kidding."
But Smith failed to comprehend how his humour offended Garner - because her husband's jokes are far more distasteful.
He explains, “I remember talking to Ben and being like, ‘I know your lady is not finding me amusing. Ben, I’ve known you for years, and you are far sicker than I am!’ His jokes are way dirtier than mine. He’s made jokes to me, and I’ve been like, ‘Ben, you need to go to church.’”