Fans know that Brad Pitt is a notorious prankster, but he usually saves his jokes for his friendship with George Clooney. So, when it came to agreeing to a cameo in the new superhero flick Deadpool 2, instead of a prank, Pitt decided to make a demeaning request of the film’s star, Ryan Reynolds.
“He said ‘I want a hand-delivered Starbucks coffee from Ryan Reynolds himself,’” revealed writer Rhett Reese.
“I think it was a double-wet cappuccino,” director David Leitch added.
But, apparently, Pitt was just joking, because according to The Huffington Post, on the day that Reynolds brought the coffee, Pitt had forgotten about his request.
The Fight Club star didn’t ask for much when it came to his blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo as X-Force recruit the Vanisher. The A-lister “worked for scale,” – which is the minimum compensation allowed as a member of the Screen Actors Guild – and that would be less than $1,000.
Even though Pitt’s appearance lasts less than a second, fans have been able to easily identify him. But, it turns out, he wasn’t the only Oceans 11 star to make a cameo in Deadpool 2. Reese and his co-writer Paul Wernick also revealed that no one who saw the film’s advanced screenings caught the appearance of the heavily made-up Matt Damon. Alongside Alan Tudyk, Damon shows up as a redneck with a toilet paper manifesto that the time-traveling Cable (Josh Brolin) interrupts.
Pitt is making headlines this week for more than his brief appearance in Deadpool 2. During an interview with Howard Stern on his SiriusXM radio show on Wednesday, Pitt’s ex-girlfriend Gwyneth Paltrow revealed details of the aftermath of her meeting with shamed Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.
Last year, Paltrow said that Weinstein sexually harassed her when she was just 22 years old after he hired her to star in the adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma. The terrifying experience took place at his Peninsula Beverly Hills suite, where she claims he put his hands on her and asked her to go to the bedroom for massages.
After being sexually harassed by Harvey Weinstein, Gwyneth Paltrow says Brad Pitt "leveraged his fame and power to protect me at a time when I didn’t have fame or power yet." https://t.co/rfBgWbblQI
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After refusing Weinstein, Paltrow told her then-boyfriend Pitt about the incident, and the actor went to confront the movie mogul. Then later, she and Pitt ran into Weinstein at a Broadway show, and Paltrow says that it was “the equivalent of throwing Weinstein against the wall…energetically. It was so fantastic.”
She says that Pitt leveraged his fame and power to protect her at a time in her career when she didn’t have that, and he is the best because of it. Paltrow added that Brad Pitt also gave Weinstein a warning. He said that if Weinstein ever made her feel uncomfortable again “I’ll kill you, or something like that.”