Brad Pitt on Co-Starring with Tom Cruise: ‘We Walk in Different Directions’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Actor Brad Pitt and actor Tom Cruise attend the Artists Rights Foundation

Oscar winner Brad Pitt grew to become a family identify after his flip as a thieving hitchhiker within the 1991 movie Thelma & Louise. Moving 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.

Actor Brad Pitt and actor Tom Cruise attend the Artists Rights Foundation
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‘Interview with the Vampire’ creator not pleased with casting

When Pitt and Cruise have been forged as vampires Louis and Lestat for the movie adaptation of Anne Rice’s e book Interview with the Vampire, the creator was notably delay by Cruise taking the lead function.

“The Tom Cruise casting is so bizarre, it’s almost impossible to imagine how it’s going to work,” creator Ann Rice informed Movieline in 1994. “Does Tom Cruise have any idea of what he’s getting into? I’m not sure he does. … His comments on TV that he wanted to do something scary and he loved ‘creature features’ as a kid, well, that didn’t make me feel any better. … the choice is just so bizarre.”

Rice initially needed 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 really hurt my feelings, to be candid about it,” Cruise informed Esquire on the time, in keeping with the Independent. “[Rice’s] venom hurt … You don’t usually start a movie with someone not wanting you to do it. That’s unusual.”

Rice had a change of coronary heart after seeing the movie, saying, “From the moment he appeared, Tom was Lestat for me.” 

Brad Pitt takes brooding to a brand new stage

The creator wasn’t the one sad one throughout manufacturing. Pitt grew pissed off 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 informed Entertainment Weekly. “We’re shooting in Pinewood (Studios), which is an old institution There’s no windows in there. You leave for work in the dark – you go into this cauldron, this mausoleum – and then you come out and it’s dark.”

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The draconian content material of Interview with the Vampire additionally grew to become a heavy burden for the younger star.

“You gotta understand, my character wants to kill himself for the whole movie,” Pitt defined to Rolling Stone in 1994. “I’ve never thought about killing myself. It was a sick thing. I don’t like when a movie messes 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 greatest guy,” Pitt remarked.

The Fight Club star supplied extra readability on his interactions with the A-lister when chatting with the now-defunct Premiere Magazine in 1995.

“You gotta understand, Tom and I are… we walk in different directions,” Pitt shared. “He’s North Pole. I’m South. He’s coming at you with a handshake, where I may bump into you, I may not, you know?”

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Pitt attributed the strain to an unstated rivalry between the 2 stars, but gave Cruise props for his expertise.

“I always thought there was this underlying competition that got in the way of any real conversation,” Pitt revealed. “It wasn’t nasty by any means, not at all. But it was just there and it bugged me a bit. But I’ll tell you, he catches a lot of s*it because he’s on top, but he’s a good actor and he advances in the film. He did it. I mean, you have to respect that.”

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