Brad Pitt who is now known as a mega-superstar had a hard time before signing the Iconic role of J.D. In the movie which was released in 1991, the 59-year-old actor played the character of J.D which was directed by Ridley Scott. Pitt was cast opposite Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon.
As per reports, there were many A-list actors who auditioned for the movie before Pitt had signed the film. One of her co-stars was sure that Pitt is the perfect man for the role.
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Geena Davis thought Brad Pitt was perfect for the role of J.D
From the beginning, Davis knew that Brad Pitt will be able to do this character like no one. Many famous actors from Hollywood auditioned for the role of J.D. in Thelma & Louise. but Pitt’s co-star Davis was convinced he was capable to pull this off. Davis said,
“He just has ‘it.’ I could tell when he was auditioning that he was super talented. He just has ‘it.’ I could tell when he was auditioning that he was super talented.”
Davis also revealed that Pitt was doing well on his end, but Pitt’s charming persona caused her to make mistakes during their auditions. The Long Kiss actress said,
“They all had brown hair and were very talented. I didn’t care who it was going to be. Then the fourth one comes in, and it’s Brad Pitt. He’s so charismatic and so incredibly talented that I was screwing up his audition.”
Davis’s as Thelma was loved by audiences and people enjoyed the character’s energy and chemistry on screen with Pitt.
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Brad Pitt didn’t get the movie Thelma & Louise at first
Pitt revealed in an interview how difficult it was for him to land the role of J.D. for the film. The actor disclosed that the role was never his from the beginning and that he had to wait until the producers and director decided it was him who was going to do the film. The Babylon actor also spoke about his co-star Davis and how he was the one taking care of him. Pitt said,
“Yeah, that was my entry into the big leagues, I guess. Geena was so sweet and kind and delicate. That love scene, I think, went on for two days of shooting. She took care of me.”
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While revealing how he lost the movie thrice, Pitt explained that as many actors were auditioning for the movie he had to wait for the final decision for a while. Pitt said,
“I just thought, I’m the guy for this. But they went through a couple of other actors. I didn’t get the part at first, and then it came back around and I didn’t get it again, and I went, ‘Huh. All right. Moving on.’ And then it came back around again. I feel like it was three times.”
After finally being cast in the film, the Troy actor expressed gratitude to the producers and director. Following the release of Thelma & Louise, Pitt received widespread acclaim. Pitt has since become one of Hollywood’s most famous actors.
Source: The Things