Brad Pitt: Brandon Lee "thought he was going to die young"
Ahead of the release of the upcoming Quentin Tarantino film, Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood, Brad Pitt had an interview with Esquire that was published in May, 2019. During the interview, he speaks about an eerie evening in Hollywood that he had with Brandon Lee that foreshadowed his future...
Brad Pitt described to Esquire an evening he had partying with Brandon Lee where he expressed fears that he would die young, just like his father, Bruce Lee. "He drove a hearse and lived in Echo Park. We went out one night and everyone else had peeled off, and we ended up back at his place and it was like six in the morning. A real, you know, drunk and stony night, and he proceeded that night to tell me how he thought he was going to die young like his dad." According to the Hollywood Reporter.
Brandon Lee died on the set of The Crow
Brad Pitt continued that he just chalked the comment up to a 6 a.m. drunk and stony talk and then the following year, The Crow incident happened. Brandon Lee was shot and killed with a defective blank on the set of The Crow on March 31, 1993. The freak accident was an absolute tragedy as he was only 28 years old.
Bruce Lee died at the young age of 32
Brandon Lee's father, Bruce Lee, died when he was just 32 years old. He was one of the most famous martial arts masters and a star in Hollywood. He passed away in 1973.
Brad Pitt's co-star in the upcoming movie Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood, Leonardo DiCaprio, also opened up in the same Esquire interview about how he was one of the last people in Hollywood to see River Phoenix before he died at just 23 years old.
Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood hits theaters on July 26th, 2019. We can't wait to see this star studded movie and Tarantino's ninth film.