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“It wasn’t nasty”: Brad Pitt Was Bothered by His Troubled Relationship With Tom Cruise in Their $223 Million Movie

"It wasn’t nasty": Brad Pitt Was Bothered by His Troubled Relationship With Tom Cruise in Their $223 Million Movie

Brad Pitt, the man known for movies like The Hangover and Bullet Train once shared the stage with another veteran actor Tom Cruise. With separate personalities and workplace personas, Pitt admitted that there were some troubling times with the Mission: Impossible actor.

Back in 1994, the duo starred in a classic movie called Interview with the Vampire. Although the film was very well received by audiences around the world, Brad Pitt ad Tom Cruise did not exactly “get along” with each other.

Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise in Interview with the Vampire
Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise in Interview with the Vampire

When Brad Pitt And Tom Cruise Shared The Screen

The 1994 movie essentially kickstarted a franchise as the movie got a sequel and then later a television series adaptation. None had the charm though, of the first movie where the two worlds of Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt collided.

Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise
Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise.

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As stated earlier, The Hangover actor revealed his on-set interactions with Cruise. Stating that it wasn’t bad or anything, Brad Pitt revealed that there was just an underlying competition between the two stars. Although it didn’t ruin their relationship, Pitt admitted that the competition was just a thing holding them back and it was bugging him a lot during filming Interview with the Vampire.

“I always thought there was this underlying competition that got in the way of any real conversation. 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 shit 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.”

This wasn’t the only thing holding the Fight Club actor back since he was genuinely terrified of the movie and the conditions that he had to work in. The thought of quitting the movie almost came to the mind of Brad Pitt but he braved through.

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Brad Pitt Wanted To Leave The Franchise Desperately

Brad Pitt in Once Upon a Hollywood (2019)
Brad Pitt in Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood (2019)

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Although Tom Cruise did intimidate the actor a bit, there was a whole other reason that Pitt wanted to leave the movie desperately. According to the actor, the sets of Interview with the Vampire were so dark and murky that it just didn’t feel right mentally to be present there.

“But then we got to London, and London was dark. London was dead of winter. We’re shooting in Pinewood (Studios), which is an old institution — all the James Bond films. There’s no windows in there. It hasn’t been refabbed in decades. You leave for work in the dark — you go into this cauldron, this mausoleum — and then you come out and it’s dark.”

The actor further continued that one day he just snapped and wanted out of the movie. He called David Geffen who was the producer of the movie to talk out the finer details. Geffen simply motivated Pitt not to leave the movie which the actor had to agree to.

“I’m telling you, one day it broke me. It was like, ‘Life’s too short for this quality of life.’ I called David Geffen, who was a good friend. He was a producer, and he’d just come to visit. I said, ‘David, I can’t do this anymore. I can’t do it. What will it cost me to get out?’ And he goes, very calmly, ‘Forty million dollars.’ And I go, ‘OK, thank you.’ It actually took the anxiety off of me. I was like, ‘I’ve got to man up and ride this through, and that’s what I’m going to do.'”

Turning out to be a good decision, Interview with the Vampire earned a great score of 7.5/10 on IMDB and spurned off a franchise, spin-off, and television series to its name. The 1994 movie starring Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise is available to stream on HBO Max.

Source: The Things

Written by Visarg Acharya

Visarg Acharya joined FandomWire in 2022 as a Content Writer. Along with a penchant for writing, Visarg claims that words are the only true language made for him. Currently pursuing his B.Sc in Physics, the combination of Physics and Marvel make up for an interesting talk. Visarg Acharya has authored over 500 articles and reads books in his spare time along with an occasional series to accompany him.