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Lily Tomlin Speaks on "I Heart F**kabees" Meltdown

3/22/2007 4:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Click to return to TMZ.comLily Tomlin is now joking about her now infamous four-letter-word-filled exchange with director David O. Russell on the set of "I Heart Huckabees." Video of the supercharged meltdown has been making the viral rounds on YouTube. At least it isn't a sex tape!

Tomlin told the Miami New Times, "I've never seen it. Is that when I'm sitting in the seat and really going nuts? Oh my God, I'm gonna die when I see that."

Tomlin is referring to a 2004 video in which she, Dustin Hoffman and a few other cast members are waiting in a car for a scene. Between takes, Tomlin goes ballistic on Russell. "Leave me the f**k alone!" she screams at one point. "Do you know what the f**k is going on, period? F**k you! F**k you motherf**ker!" Not very ladylike.

In another scene, Russell fires back, launching into a furious tirade directed at Tomlin, in which he kicks and even knocks over several props.

"I love David," Tomlin says. "There was a lot of pressure in making the movie -- even the way it came out, you could see it was a very free-associative, crazy movie, and David was under a tremendous amount of pressure. And he's a very free-form kind of guy anyway."

To check out the party to whom she was speaking, click here and here (very NSFW).

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