You could say that Brad Pitt and Edward Norton “got lit” at the world premiere of “Fight Club” back in 1999.
While appearing on comedian Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast with “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” co-star Leonardo DiCaprio, Pitt revealed that he and Edward Norton got high on marijuana moments before the world premiere of the film.
“It was the Venice Film Festival and it was a midnight screening. For some reason we thought it would be a good idea to smoke a joint before,” Pitt explained.
“They put you up in a balcony next to the festival head, it’s very formal. The movie starts. First joke comes up, and it’s crickets. It’s dead silence. Another joke, and it’s just dead silent. You know it’s in subtitles and this thing is just not translating at all,” the 56-year-old continued.
“The more it happened, the funnier it got to Edward and I. So we just start laughing. We’re the a**holes in the back laughing at our own jokes. The only ones laughing,” Pitt recalled.
The “Ad Astra” star also revealed that after Helena Bonham Carter’s famous line, he witnessed the festival director get up and leave the theatre, which prompted him and Norton to laugh even harder.
“The movie ended. The lights flick on. I look at people. They just slowly get up from their seats and no one is talking and they kind of disappear from the screening,” Pitt said.
“I remember looking at [David] Fincher and being like, ‘Oh my God, what the f**k did we do? What happened?’ I thought that s**t was great!”
In case you forgot, “Fight Club” was famous for flopping on the big screen in ’99 before becoming a cult classic years later.
For more of Pitt and DiCaprio’s conversation with Maron, where they open up about their childhood, first films, and more, click here.