Brad Pitt reveals his Snatch performance was based on a Father Ted character

When JOE sat down to chat to Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie about their roles in Quentin Tarantino’s epic Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood, we had to bring up two things.

One: When we previously chatted to Margot Robbie (for Suicide Squad, watch it here), and she revealed her love for the Irish accent.

Two: We had to mention the fact that Brad Pitt previously played a character called Rory (which this writer had to bring up, obviously) and rocked an Irish accent in The Devil’s Own.

Given the fact that Irish accents are well known for being the most difficult to get right for performers, we asked Pitt if he found it tough to nail?

“That was probably more extreme,” Pitt told us, “but there is a real music to Northern Ireland that I click into, that I kind of adored.”

Robbie agreed, saying:

“I think for me the most difficult ones, because I haven’t done either of them yet, would be Irish and South African, but I love both of them, I love accents, I love all of them.

“But those two sound very difficult to me. But [Brad] nailed that.”

Pitt then followed on, telling us, “And I’m told my ‘Pikey’ – do we still use that word? – accent was pretty good. Which is amazing, because I was going off a performance of a guest star on a Father Ted episode.”

Both JOE and Robbie were shocked by this revelation, at once asking, “Really?”

Pitt doubled down:

“Yes. And then a friend of mine, who said ‘I never can understand what they’re saying’. So somehow I ended up in the right spot on a Hail Mary.”

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Snatch on Blu-ray

Do you miss SNATCH? What about London? Yes, London. You know: fish, chips, cup ‘o tea, bad food, worse weather, Mary Poppins… LONDON. Well now is the time to see SNATCH better than ever on Blu-ray (TM). SNATCH hits stores on Tuesday December 1st. Check out the trailer, some clips and photos.

The official site for the Blu-ray release of SNATCH is now live: The site has a ton of great features, including:

1) The Pikey Translator that tests your knowledge of Pikey and what he is actually saying.
2) The Snatch Soundboard that includes some of the best quotes from the movie.
3) The “diamond and bag” Sweepstakes which will take two winners to LONDON. You can enter starting Tuesday November 24th.

Be sure to pre-order your own copy now by clicking the image below for either US (left) or UK (right).