Actress Julia Ormond chatted with HuffPost Live host Ricky Camilleri on Thursday, July 17, about her role in the 1995 classic, “Legends of the Fall” — you know, that film she co-starred in with a blossoming Brad Pitt, the esteemed Anthony Hopkins and “E.T.” star Henry Thomas. (Oh, Aidan Quinn was in it too).
In the movie, Ormond played Susannah Fincannon, a young woman who comes to Col. William Ludlow’s (Hopkins) remote house in Montana in the early 1900s, engaged to his youngest son Samuel (Thomas). After the war makes things more difficult though, Susannah ends up falling for Samuel’s brother Tristan (Pitt) while his other brother Alfred (Quinn) falls for her. Talk about a love trapezoid!
As for working with Pitt on the film, Ormond, now 49, said that although it was apparent producers wanted him to be the next big Hollywood heartthrob, he was resistant.
“Brad is a really good actor, he’s very intuitive,” she said. “He always kind of reminded me on set of like a racehorse that won’t run — he stays in the box when the box is open … If it doesn’t feel right to him [he won’t do it].”