No shame, but all shade!
Brian Cox has gotten very candid about some Hollywood celebrities in his new memoir, Putting the Bunny in the Hat.
75-year-old excerpts “Succession” The star book – Available January 18, 2022 – was published by The big issue On Thursday, among those criticized were Scottish actor Quentin Tarantino, Johnny Depp and others.
Before diving into the people I’m dumping, Cox told the outlet, “I would probably never hear from some people again. But that’s the way it goes.”
Regarding “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood…” director, Tarantino, Cox wrote: “I find his work fascinating. It’s all on the surface. Plot plot rather than depth. A style where there has to be substance. I came out of Pulp Fiction.. However, if the phone rings, I will.”
Cox added how he turned down the role of Governor Weatherby Swann in Johnny Depp’s “Pirates Of The Caribbean” action-adventure series. This role eventually went to Jonathan Pryce.
Writing of Depp, 58, he said, “Nice though I’m sure it is, very overrated, and overrated. I mean, Edward Scissorhands. Let’s face it, if you happen to come across hands like that and pale makeup on the face, you don’t have to do any nothing. And he didn’t. And then, he did less.”
The “X2: X-Men United” star worked with Bryce, 74, and actor Christopher Walken, 78, on the 2001 drama “The Affair of the Necklace.” When shooting with the screen legend, Cox explained, “Christopher Walken was a bit confused by Jonathan Pryce, which is understandable, as Jonathan was an interesting fish, kinda dark and grim at times. And if you can freak out Christopher Walken.. .”
As for his star Steven Seagal in the 1996 thriller “The Glimmer Man,” Cox had this to say about the martial artist-turned-actor: “Steven Seagal is just as ridiculous in real life as he appears on screen. He radiates a thoughtful serenity, as if on screen. A higher level for us, while he is definitely on board Different A plane, no doubt about it, probably not a higher plane.”
Before the late David Bowie became a world-renowned musician, he was an actor first. Bowie appeared as a soldier in the 1960s series “Redcap”. Cox wrote of the rock star, “A skinny kid, not a particularly good actor. He made a better pop star, that’s for sure.”
While Cox hasn’t been much involved in the career of legendary actor Michael Caine, he has this to say of the British star: “I wouldn’t call Michael my favorite, but he’s Michael Caine. An institution. And being an institution will always beat having a scope.”
Finally, Cox described fellow “25th Hour” Edward Norton as “a nice boy but feels a bit of a pain in the ass because he fantasizes about himself as a writer and director.”