Hollywood Don’t Make Films Like They Used To!
by Ross King | Sunday Post | November 27, 2018
Dressing rooms have been replaced by trailers, expensive locations are now green screen – and the gin and tonics have been replaced by avocado and matcha salads.
But the latest movie by Quentin Tarantino is taking a leaf out of old Hollywood’s book.
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is a violent crime thriller based on the Manson Family Murders in the ’60s. It features Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and British star Damian Lewis, who plays legendary actor Steve McQueen.
I bumped into Damian at the BAFTA Britannia Awards and he told me he loved working with the Pulp Fiction director.
“We all had great fun,” said Damian. “Quentin’s old school – he’s furious films don’t get made in Los Angeles any more.
“He said to us: ‘I’m going to make this in LA.’ And he dresses up on set, and has enormous generosity.
“And the cocktails come out after every 100 reels of film have been shot! There’s a real sense of occasion just being on set. It’s infectious, everybody loves being there.”
I reckon Damian’s career is going to go up a gear. I can’t quite believe it’s been 18 years since he starred in the sublime Second World War mini-series Band of Brothers.
The Englishman struggled with the American accent at first — although not as much as his colleagues…some of whom were actually from the USA!
“At first I sounded like Joe Pesci, bada-bing!” he laughed.
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