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.”
• x007 July 22 – Once Upon a Time – Hollywood, CA
• x030 July 30 – Once Upon a Time – London, England
• x008 August 01 – Once Upon a Time – Berlin, Germany
• x011 July 30 – Once Upon a Time (Photocall) – London, England
• x005 August 01 – Once Upon a Time – (Photocall) Berlin, Germany
• x001 The Sunday Times (UK)
• x002 Photoshoots – Set 247
Thanks also to Shann.
Be sure to check out the latest interview updates to BP Press: The Irish Times & The Sunday Times.
We don’t usually care or cover celebrity gossip, but that all changes when someone as prominent as Leonardo DiCaprio voices his opinion that he prefers pupusas over tacos.
“I’m a pupusa man myself,” he proclaimed during an interview on Univision in anticipation of his upcoming summer blockbuster directed by Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Then, to add salt to the wound, he adds, “[They’re] better than tacos.” He was next to Brad Pitt, who added, “I mean, there are competitions here about who has the best taco [in L.A.]” Tarantino responds to Brad’s comment and recommends, “Yuca’s,” an old L.A. Taco favorite and the first Mexican restaurant in L.A. to win a James Beard Award in the “America’s Classics” category in 1998.
We will take that as a compliment, Brad, for our tenth year doing that exact taco competition that you are referring to: Taco Madness. Thank you.
• x010 Empire (UK)
• x002 Ad Astra – Promo
• x005 Ad Astra – Stills
• x002 Television – July 16 – The Today Show
• x001 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Stills
• x002 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Promo
• x004 Magazines – Covers ’19
PS. Brad features the cover of the spanish Fotogramas, the german GQ, the japanese Screen and french Premiere magazine. If you have Brad material to share, new magazines scans etc. please email me :)
The oldest film festival in the world is once again primed to launch budding Oscar contenders into the awards race.
The 2019 Venice Film Festival announced its full slate of official selections on Thursday morning, setting the pre-Oscar stage with new entries from respected directors such as James Gray (the long-gestating Brad Pitt sci-fi drama Ad Astra), Noah Baumbach (Scarlett Johansson‘s marital drama Marriage Story), Todd Phillips (the Joaquin Phoenix-led comic book adaptation Joker), Jackie helmer Pablo Larrain (Ema), and Steven Soderbergh (Panama Papers comedy The Laundromat, starring Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, and Antonio Banderas) — all of which will compete for the Golden Lion, the festival’s top jury-awarded prize.
PSA. As a Brad fan myself and (private) Instagram user I see many Insta pages pretending to be Brad or not making a real effort to let their visitors know they are not Brad Pitt. It annoys me. Please do not believe people online saying they are him, do not send them money or your private information/photos. Check this video and bewarned.
Brad Pitt is one of the most sought-after and acclaimed actors of his generation, with fans regularly enlisting his talents when speculation begins for an iconic role. After years of hoping to see him join an iconic franchise, fans saw him (sort of) in last year’s Deadpool 2, portraying the “Vanisher,” named for his abilities to become invisible. Pitt only appeared momentarily, depicting Vanisher’s death scene where he became visible, leading fans to wonder if this cameo made him more interested in future superhero roles. Unfortunately for fans, the actor admitted that the appearance satisfied his curiosities when it came to the world of superhero cinema.
“I think I’ve taken it as far as I can take it,” Pitt revealed to MTV News about the role. “Ryan Reynolds came up with a part that I could fill.”
To celebrate Quentin Tarantino‘s ninth (and, as he’s said, penultimate) film, Entertainment Weekly gathered the writer-director and three of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood‘s stars for an exclusive roundtable interview. Watch (and read) for behind-the-scenes secrets about the highly-anticipated movie straight from Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Margot Robbie.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Quentin, were you always intending for this to be basically a valentine to Los Angeles?
QUENTIN TARANTINO: Yes, it was. I grew up in Los Angeles, I love it. The only people who truly love it are — the people who love it the right way — are the people who grew up here and who know it.
BRAD PITT: Not true, not true! That does not have to be true!
Reality show competitions have reached a zenith in recent years, covering everything from cosplay to cake decorating to glass blowing. Now, we can add Lego constructing to that list. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox has handed out a series order for Lego Masters, an upcoming reality show series.
The show will follow twelve teams of two brick-builders, as they go head-to-head in ambitious challenges. Each episode will follow one pair progress to the next round, with the finale seeing three teams squaring off for “the ultimate Lego trophy”. It is currently unknown how many episodes will be part of the first season.
“Lego Masters has everything you want in a reality competition: an incredibly quirky and unique twist on a brand revered by billions of people, exciting team-based battles driven by creativity and a premise that’s ultra-family friendly,” Rob Wade, president of alternative at Fox, said. “It’s bold, fun and unlike anything else on television, and we’re thrilled to bring Lego Masters to American fans.”