I have no idea how I never saw this before but when Brad Pitt and Quentin Tarantino were in Japan to promote Inglourious Basterds they both appeared on some sort of Japanese food & talk show. From what I’ve understood, the concept is that they invite people on the show, prepare a meal for them, and while they wait for it they sit around and chat. By the way, that’s a fabulous idea!
The host doesn’t speak English so they have a translator, but if you watch the bottom of the clip there are some subtitles so you can understand what the topic is.
In the clip, we hear the story about how Brad and Quentin drank seven bottles of wine and in the end all Brad remembered was that he had said yes, he would do the movie. I know there were some raised eyebrows about that but I think that it’s meant as humorous exaggeration. And if it’s not, well we all got a great movie out of it, right?
However, all the joking aside, Brad says that he knew the idea for Inglourious Basterds had been floating around for awhile so when he heard Quentin had prepped a script and sent it to him, by the time it arrived on Brad’s desk he pretty much already knew he was going to take it. Quentin did add that Brad left him hanging for just a little while to make him “miserable” rather than saying yes right away. Clearly these two have a very compatible sense of humor!
Brad brings up the desire to do a prequel again, and Quentin mentions the hopes for a trilogy. Considering how well they seem to work together, I think at least the prequel would be amazing!
I also enjoyed when they all started talking about Japan; Brad says he’s lost count of how many visits but that he loves Tokyo tremendously and he goes on to mention that since his kids all love Totoro they always end up running around trying to find as much as they can. Quentin adds that he likes to come and buy toys for himself as well as DVDs and music that he can’t get in the U.S. and that he always has to buy a new suitcase just to pack all the souvenirs he buys.
If you’d like to see more, there are two additional clips of Brad and Quentin on the talk show below the cut!
As an aside, I have to add that as someone who seriously loves food and loves to eat, the food that Brad and Quentin are served looks absolutely delicious and it has now made me very hungry!
The entire series of clips is fun to watch, I hope you enjoy!