HOLLYWOOD hothead Mel Gibson now hates entire nationalities!
The 58-year-old star – famous for the racist and homophobic rants that nearly ruined his career – refuses to speak to certain Eastern European women, The National ENQUIRER has learned.
“He doesn’t like to communicate with Ukrainian or Russian girls anymore,” said actress Natalie Burn, who plays Mel’s wife in the upcoming “Expendables 3.”
The Oscar winner’s animosity apparently stems from his bitter custody battle with Russian-born baby mama, Oksana Grigorieva, she said.
Ironically, Natalie’s “Expendables 3” character is Ukrainian, and she was born in the Ukraine.
But she was warned not to tell Mel for fear of getting the cold shoulder – or losing the coveted role altogether.
“The producer was very nice, and he advised me not to tell him,” Natalie said.
“If Mel knows you’re from there, he kind of just turns around and leaves.”
Amazingly, she managed to keep her roots under wraps.
“He said, ‘Where are you from? Are you Brazilian?’” Natalie recalled. “And I said, ‘Yeah, that works.’
“When he found out I was from Ukraine, he said, ‘I thought you said you were Brazilian.’ I said, ‘You’re the one who answered that, I didn’t.’
“We actually became friends afterward. He’s a good enough guy.
"I hope he can judge people not by what he believes, but by what he sees.”