British actor Jack O’Connell lent a Dictaphone off Brad Pitt so he could prepare for ‘Unbroken’, which was directed by Angelina Jolie.
The 24-year-old actor stars in the Angelina Jolie-directed war drama based on the life of Louis Zamperini – an American World War II prisoner of war survivor and an Olympic distance runner – and he’s revealed that Brad, 51, helped him to prepare for the role.
Jack explained: “Brad Pitt lent me a little Dictaphone thing, like a cassette recorder, and I really liked the authentic f*****g dated nature of that process, of putting this cassette player on during our conversations, mine and Louis’s.”
Jack took the Dictaphone with him to Australia, where the film was being shot and said it helped him a great deal.
The actor – who starred in ‘This Is England’ – told Collider: “So I had this borrowed cassette thing that I took to Australia with me and that was constantly there to listen to. So if I was bored and s*** or if I was killing time usually I’d just be listening to that.
“Not to hear him speak. It wasn’t particularly useful at all for the voice, because obviously I’m dealing with a 96 year old at that stage, but the essence of him, the kind of thing that might have made him.”