Apparently, even fellow celebrities aren’t immune to Brad Pitt‘s charm. The Hollywood star is known for his superb acting, roles in various movies, and overall charming physical appearance. Over the years, Pitt has starred in films like “Ocean’s Eleven,” “Inglourious Basterds,” “Troy,” “Mr and Mrs Smith,” and many others.
For his role in “Troy,” Pitt acted alongside actors like Orlando Bloom, Diane Kruger, Brian Cox and others. In a recent interview, Cox talked about his acting timeline and mentioned his time on the “Troy” set.
Cox revealed that Pitt left quite an impression on him among all his co-actors even after they finished on set. The actor described Pitt as “stunningly beautiful.” He revealed he was left “agog” while filming a particular scene together in the historical epic. Keep reading for the full details.
Cox Talked About His Experience In The Acting Industry
Cox recently appeared in an interview with Vanity Fair and spent some time talking about his acting career. He looked back on his time on “Troy” as Agamemnon and with other cast members, Pitt in particular.
The actor talked about his experience with the cast, including Bloom, Brendan Gleason, Kruger, Eric Bana, and Sean Bean. The historical epic was released in 2004 and was based on the “Iliad.” Cox said he had a “great experience” working with what he called a “great cast.”
The “Succession” actor’s previous interviews revealed that he’s not one to shy away from conversations about his fellow celebrities. Cox has notably gotten candid when talking about his working experience with numerous actors, including Pitt. Thankfully, it’s nothing but glowing reviews for the “Fight Club” actor.
Cox Said Pitt Looked’ Stunningly Beautiful’
In “Troy,” Pitt played the role of Achilles, Greece’s greatest warrior. Cox recalled when they were filming where the actor’s beauty left him “agog.” He said, “I remember at one point, just kind of being agog at Brad ’cause, you know, he’d never been in costumes like that.
Cox continued, “We had all experienced these great costume epics because we’d spent most of our time like that if we’d done the classical theater; we were always without pants! Brad walked on, and my jaw was down because he was so stunningly beautiful. I mean, I’m straight, you know, but I just thought, ‘Wow, my god. This guy is stunning.”
The 75-year-old actor also expressed some dismay over other people acting side by side with the actor. He asked, “What chance does one have on-screen with this beautiful, beautiful man?” This is, by all means, a very fair question.
Still, in the interview, Cox revealed that his role in “Troy” was the only one he ever actively pursued. He said he knew the part was available and felt he was a perfect fit for the role. He also revealed he even volunteered to fly himself out to London to meet the movie director, Wolfgang Petersen.
Cox Previously Turned Down HBO’s Offer To Star In ‘Game Of Thrones’
Previously the 75-year-old made headlines after his new memoir published by Esquire revealed that he turned down HBO’s offer to star in “Game of Throne” as King Robert. He said the salary offer was below what he wanted, so he declined.
The actor wrote, “I’m often asked if I was offered a role in ‘Game of Thrones’ — reason being that every other bugger was — and the answer is, yes, I was supposed to be a King called Robert Baratheon, who apparently died when he was gored by a boar in the first season.”
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Cox added that because his character was killed off early, he wouldn’t have had the series’s benefits when it became successful. “I was going to be killed off fairly early on, so I wouldn’t have had any of the benefits of the long-term effects of a successful series where your wages go up with each passing season.”
Pitt Pulled Out Of A Movie To Star In ‘Troy’
In a 2019 interview with The New York Times Magazine, Pitt talked about his experiences while filming “Troy” and revealed that the movie didn’t come out as he hoped. He said, “I had to do Troy because — I guess I can say all this now — I pulled out of another movie and then had to do something for the studio.
The “Fury” actor went on, “So I was put in ‘Troy.’ It wasn’t painful, but I realized that the way that movie was being told was not how I wanted it to be. I made my own mistakes in it.”
He added that he felt like the movie became more commercial than he would have preferred and that there was no “mystery.” Pitt said he decided to invest in more “quality stories,” which led to the next decade of movies he starred in.