Oscar winner Brad Pitt turned a family title after his flip as a thieving hitchhiker within the 1991 movie Thelma & Louise. Shifting on to headline a number of blockbusters, Pitt landed a lead function in Interview with the Vampire alongside megastar Tom Cruise.
After the movie’s launch, Pitt expressed how he and his uber well-known co-star have been fairly a distinction in personalities.
Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise | Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Assortment by way of Getty Photos‘Interview with the Vampire’ writer not pleased with casting
When Pitt and Cruise have been solid as vampires Louis and Lestat for the movie adaptation of Anne Rice’s guide Interview with the Vampire, the writer was significantly delay by Cruise taking the lead function.
“The Tom Cruise casting is so weird, it’s nearly unattainable to think about the way it’s going to work,” writer Ann Rice advised Movieline in 1994. “Does Tom Cruise have any concept of what he’s entering into? I’m unsure he does. … His feedback on TV that he wished to do one thing scary and he liked ‘creature options’ as a child, effectively, that didn’t make me really feel any higher. … the selection is simply so weird.”
Rice initially wished famed actor Daniel Day-Lewis to painting Lestat. The novelist’s opposition to Cruise stung the actor.
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“When it first hit, it actually damage my emotions, to be candid about it,” Cruise advised Esquire on the time, in keeping with the Impartial. “[Rice’s] venom damage … You don’t often begin a film with somebody not wanting you to do it. That’s uncommon.”
Rice had a change of coronary heart after seeing the movie, saying, “From the second he appeared, Tom was Lestat for me.”
Brad Pitt takes brooding to a brand new degree
The writer wasn’t the one sad one throughout manufacturing. Pitt grew annoyed with the dreary London set and wasn’t shy about expressing himself.
“I am depressing. Six months within the f*cking darkish,” the Se7en actor advised Leisure Weekly. “We’re capturing in Pinewood (Studios), which is an previous establishment There’s no home windows in there. You permit for work in the dead of night – you go into this cauldron, this mausoleum – and then you definitely come out and it’s darkish.”
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The draconian content material of Interview with the Vampire additionally turned a heavy burden for the younger star.
“You gotta perceive, my character desires to kill himself for the entire film,” Pitt defined to Rolling Stone in 1994. “I’ve by no means thought of killing myself. It was a sick factor. I don’t like when a film messes along with your day.”
Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt – ‘North and South?’
Pitt performed it considerably coy when Rolling Stone requested about his relationship on set with Cruise, referring to a unique co-star. “I’m tellin’ ya, Antonio Banderas is the best man,” Pitt remarked.
The Struggle Membership star provided extra readability on his interactions with the A-lister when chatting with the now-defunct Premiere Journal in 1995.
“You gotta perceive, Tom and I are… we stroll in several instructions,” Pitt shared. “He’s North Pole. I’m South. He’s coming at you with a handshake, the place I’ll stumble upon you, I’ll not, you understand?”
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Pitt attributed the strain to an unstated rivalry between the 2 stars, but gave Cruise props for his expertise.
“I at all times thought there was this underlying competitors that bought in the way in which of any actual dialog,” Pitt revealed. “It wasn’t nasty by any means, by no means. However it was simply there and it bugged me a bit. However I’ll inform you, he catches numerous s*it as a result of he’s on high, however he’s a great actor and he advances within the movie. He did it. I imply, it’s important to respect that.”