In a show of integrity and sincerity worthy of Superman himself, Reeves was bluntly sincere about his time working with Brando on “Superman” throughout an look on “Late Evening with David Letterman” in March 1982, only a month after the present had debuted.
When Letterman requested if “something attention-grabbing” had come of their relationship, Reeves did not maintain again:
“I have to say — I do not say this to be vicious — however I do not worship on the altar of Marlon Brando as a result of I really feel that he is copped out in a sure approach. He is now not within the management place that he could possibly be. He might actually be inspiring an entire new era of actors by persevering with to work, however what occurred is the press beloved him whether or not he was good, dangerous, or detached. The place individuals thought he was this kind of establishment it doesn’t matter what he did, so he would not care anymore. And I simply suppose it would be unhappy to be [his age] and never give a rattling. That is all. I simply suppose it is too dangerous that the person has been sort of compelled into that hostility.”
On prime of being refreshingly candid in his reply, Reeves had a reasonably legitimate level. When it got here time to shoot his scenes as Jor-El, Brando refused to be taught his strains prematurely and as a substitute learn them off of cue playing cards connected to his co-stars’ chest. He would pull an identical stunt with “Apocalypse Now,” having did not do any prep work earlier than exhibiting up on-set (forcing director Francis Ford Coppola to halt manufacturing for every week to assist the actor). Brando claimed this was all a part of his Technique appearing course of, however it reeked of apathy and vainness.
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