While speaking with the late night host, Mike praised Verne’s comedic skills and credited him with taking the role of Mini-Me from a sideline character to a main star in the films.
“As written, Mini-Me is like almost a prop,” Mike explained. “But he brought it up off the page, made it better than written and we ended up giving him more and more stuff to do.”
Mike also spoke of Verne’s incredible life, saying that in just 49 years, the actor seemed to squeeze in “150 years worth of life.”
To see Mike’s tribute to Verne, watch the video above.