Brad Pitt reveals ‘paradoxical’ approach to filming his latest film


Brad Pitt has revealed the “paradoxical” approach that was taken to filming his latest blockbuster.

The Hollywood actor, who shot to fame with 12 Monkeys and later Mr And Mrs Smith, stars as comedic assassin Ladybug in the new movie Bullet Train.

Speaking to the PA News Agency at the UK screening of the film, Pitt, 58, explained the process of using humor while playing the role of a skilled but exhausted agent who is determined to do his job peacefully after too many gigs. derailed.

The Oscar winner said: “Every film has its own tone and the director sets that tone and you commit to that tone.

“It’s something we’ve never really talked about.

“And Dave Leitch, our manager, has that tone. We met years ago, he was my stunt man, but now he’s my boss!

“And he just infused his comedy with old-school ultra-violence and it was hilarious.

“I know it’s paradoxical!

Brad Pitt opened up about the experience of filming his new blockbuster Bullet Train (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Pitt went on to explain that his decision to be in the film came from the script’s ability to make him “laugh out loud” while battling the Covid-19 pandemic.

He told PA: “I read this one in the doldrums of lockdown, before the vaccine, you know people were starting to go a little crazy. Me especially.

“And I read this one and it made me laugh out loud and I was like, yeah, this is what we need, we really need this.”

Leitch, who starred as Pitt’s stunt double in films including Fight Club, Mr And Mrs Smith and Troy, revealed he had Pitt in mind for the role of Ladybug as soon as he started preparing for the role. the film.

“I mean, I don’t know if I would do the movie if it wasn’t Brad,” he said.

Bullet Train Gala Screening – London
Aaron Taylor-Johnson portrays the suave killer Tangerine in Bullet Train (Jonathan Brady/PA)

“It kind of sealed the deal with everything we were thinking about and it’s just amazing that it’s all wrapped up and there’s been what we’ve seen there.”

Bullet Train producer and Leitch’s wife, Kelly McCormick, continued: “Yes, we were a bit shocked when he [Pitt] replied…

“He’s so busy and he’s so special, and then he read it in a weekend and replied on Monday and he was like, ‘I’m going to do this thing!’ and we thought that was so exciting.

The film also stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who rose to prominence in the 2008 film Angus, Thongs And Perfect Snogging before becoming the lead character in Kick Ass.

Taylor-Johnson, 32, who plays the killer character Tangerine alongside on-screen ‘twin’ Lemon, played by Brian Tyree Henry, has opened up about the great friendship he formed with Tyree Henry, 40, during filming.

Bullet Train Gala Screening – London
Brian Tyree Henry, Joey King, Brad Pitt and Aaron Taylor-Johnson are cast in the new Bullet Train movie (Jonathan Brady/PA)

“I love this guy,” he said.

“First of all, I was a huge admirer of his acting career and all the roles he’s played before.

“So when he stepped into the role of Lemon, I knew I was in good hands.

“Then when I met him it was like an instant love affair. I just think he’s the best man in the world and that was built on trust.

“So we could just throw the script away and make some shit up!”


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