Josh Brolin Discusses 'Hail, Caesar!' and the Coen Brothers
Josh Brolin seems to have built a rather understated resume, quietly becoming a bigger and bigger acquisition for filmmakers who need a different kind of talent on their projects.
Brolin is set to star in the latest Coen brothers picture, Hail, Caesar!, having already played roles in the filmmakers' No Country for Old Men and True Grit, as well as last year appearing in Sicario and Everest.
Speaking with Comingsoon, Brolin mentioned the stress the Coen's were under, particularly regarding two sequences. "They were maybe a little more laconic than they already are. I always have a good time with them. That’s why I do the movies. I don’t think they’re the greatest directors, but – just kidding! [laughs] They’re all good!"
"I would be really satisfied in my career, only working with them, you know?" Asked about the experience of slapping George Clooney in the face for the film, Brolin laughed and said "I said, I’m doing what so many people, with him not wanting to get married and perpetually single, and all the women that wanted to slap him, and all the guys who have wanted to slap him because of how gorgeous he is, that I’m finally the man to make all their dreams come true."
Brolin reaffirmed the interviewer's comments regarding the Coen's don't change much beyond the production start date. "Yeah, the good ones are.... I really like that, personally, because I really like to learn the whole script before the first day.
"I treat it like a play. I love treating it like a play. To me, the better I know my character, the better I can act that I don’t like the dialogue."
Hail, Caesar! roars into theatres on February 5.