Damien Chazelle-helmed comedy-drama titled Babylon is set to release in just a couple of weeks with Oscar-winning actor Brad Pitt, Suicide Squad star Margot Robbie, and Marvel’s Spider-Man actor Tobey Maguire as the star cast of the film. So with this killer ensemble on the front lines of the period drama/comedy, the hype for it is obviously over the roof.
With the movie this close to its premiere though, the lead actors are appearing in various interviews and shows to talk about the upcoming project. And in one such interview, Margot Robbie spilled a rather notorious secret from behind the scenes wherein she urged the director to alter the film’s script a little just so she could kiss her co-star.
Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt’s Kiss Was Not in Babylon‘s Original Script
Babylon isn’t Robbie’s first time sharing the screen with the Fight Club star as she has worked with him on other projects as well, with their most recent collaboration being in Quentin Tarantino’s drama/comedy, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. But because she was uncertain about whether or not she might ever get this golden opportunity again, Robbie did everything in her power to seize the day! In this case, the kiss.
Speaking to E! News about the film, the Birds of Prey star revealed how she’d urged Damien Chazelle to make some changes to the original script and add a scene that would let her character Nellie, have a smooch with the Bullet Train actor who plays the role of Jack Conrad in the movie.
“That wasn’t in the script. But I thought, ‘When else am I gonna get the chance to kiss Brad Pitt? I’m just gonna go for it.'”
So, to make sure that she got her dream kiss with Pitt, the Australian actress slyly gave a suggestion about the same to the director. And lo and behold, she got what she wanted!
How Margot Robbie Convinced Damien Chazelle to Change the Film’s Script
Robbie, 32, orchestrated a whole plan and went to Chazelle, very subtly putting across the idea of her and Pitt’s characters sharing a kiss in one of the scenes of Babylon. But the La La Land director wasn’t born yesterday, and immediately knew what she was really up to.
“I said, ‘Damien, I think Nellie would just go up and kiss Jack. And Damien was like, ‘Well, she could – wait, hold on. You just want to kiss Brad Pitt.’ And I was like, ‘Oh, so sue me. This opportunity might never come up again. And he was like, ‘It does work for the character.’ And I was like, ‘I think so.'”
This turned out to be extremely well for The Wolf of Wall Street actress because not only did she get her long-awaited kiss with Brad Pitt, but she also got to do it again. In fact, Chazelle himself encouraged it, considering how it ended up fitting well for his characters in the film.
“He was like, ‘No, do it again. That really works.’ I was like, ‘Oh, great.’”
It certainly looks like Christmas came early for Robbie!
Babylon is set to premiere on December 23, 2022.
Source: E! News