Josh Brolin had zero interest in travelling to Pandora for James Cameron’s “Avatar” sequel and the director was none-too-pleased.
“If I don’t want to do ‘Avatar’, I’m not going to do ‘Avatar’,” the actor explains in a new interview with Esquire. While Brolin may have been fine with passing on the part, Cameron allegedly didn’t take the news so well, creating a rift between the two.
“James Cameron’s f***ing calling me this name and that name. Whatever,” he says. The 49-year-old actor is known for being candid, revealing turning down “Avatar” caused so much tension, the director called the actor after he made his decision known. “If James Cameron came to me and said, ‘Hey, man, why’d you say that?’ I’d go, ‘Because it happened?'” says Brolin.
Turning down the part in “Avatar 2” – which has yet to begin filming – seems to have had little effect on Brolin’s career. He’s currently filming “Deadpool 2” as Cable opposite Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool, will return as Thanos in “Avengers: Infinity War” and will next be seen in the firefighter drama “Only The Brave”. His recent roles have given him a reason to be excited.
“I’m having more fun and I’m acting more than I ever have in my life,” he says openly. “In the morning, it’s like I’ve taken half a cup of coffee and half a cup of liquid LSD and I’m tripping all day. And then there’s no consequence and I actually get paid for it.”
Aside from his career, there’s one other thing that gets Brolin going: Instagram. He admits he absolutely loves sharing photos of stuff that “matters” including candid shots of his children, his dad James Brolin and stepmom Barbra Streisand.
“I love it. I have no shame. I’m not trying to pimp my career with it. I just don’t give a s***. It’s stuff that matters to me,” he admits.
i thank You God for most this amazing day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything which is natural which is infinite which is yes (i who have died am alive again today, and this is the sun’s birthday; this is the birth day of life and of love and wings: and of the gay great happening illimitably earth) how should tasting touching hearing seeing breathing any–lifted from the no of all nothing–human merely being doubt unimaginable You? (now the ears of my ears awake and now the eyes of my eyes are opened) e.e. cummings 1894-1962 @kathrynboyd_ Photo by @danellebohane www.danellebohane.com #jbkbstucktogether #bam! #atlove #simplyhappy #southernbliss Thank you to all who were involved and made the trek: friends and family alike. We love you all dearly, deeply, and without measure. ❤️JB&KB
Mom. With the coming together of families comes the unfamiliar, the clash of certain pathways. You've heard the stories: "My In-laws…" or "evil step mother…" etc. etc. almost always divisive, a roll of the eyes. Then sometimes good intentions turns into integrity turns into a relationship turns into love. BJ, I love you. My Mom. You earned it tenfold. You've been such a support, so active in bringing our family together and, to me, for me, so…incredibly present. We have gotten older together and with that we've put down unnecessary barbs and embraced fully our familial bond. Mother. Mom. I've spent almost as much time with you as I did my own mother. Wild this funny life. Happy Mother's Day. I feel very lucky to have you in my life. ❤️❤️❤️ @barbrastreisand #mothersday