Brad Pitt Dishes On The Insane Opening Scene Party in ‘Babylon'

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In 2022, fans witnessed the release of some truly epic films in Hollywood. Be it Tom Cruise's return as Maverick or The Rock as Black Adam. However, the industry has not let its foot off the gas as we near the end of the year. James Cameron's highly anticipated second installment of Avatar hit the screens 13 years after its debut a few weeks back. And to round it all off, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie's film Babylon was released yesterday. The movie directed and written by Damien Chazelle was a highly-anticipated film, to begin with, however, the stories shared by Pitt and Robbie have only further heightened the sense of excitement for the movie.

The Opening Scene

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One of the major points of discussion after the release of the movie was the opening scene. The opening scene of Babylon is a party filled with sex, drugs, nudity, and booze. A party so wild that neither of the protagonists in the film had ever attended such a party in real life. While the movie does tone down a bit from there, it sets the bar pretty high as to what you can expect from the movie going forward.

Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie Share Their Thoughts

When asked if he had been to parties similar to the opening scene of Babylon, Pitt said, "That wild? No. I’ve probably been to parties where a lot of that was going on in back rooms. I just didn’t make it into those rooms. We don’t have that kind of unbridled, debaucherous, Wild West freedom that is described of Hollywood in that time before ratings came in, as they were discovering it as a big business."

Unplanned Kiss

In the build-up to the release of the movie, Margot Robbie shared an improvisation she made to a scene as it was an opportunity too good to pass on. The 32-year-old actress admitted that she kissed Pitt in a scene where it was not mentioned at all, she realized that this might be her one and only chance to kiss Brad Pitt and therefore, went for it.

'Babylon' In Theaters

The highly-anticipated film is now in theaters, it is an epic period comedy-drama that documents the journey of Hollywood from silent films to sound films and the rise and fall of the various characters that were a part of that movement, the film has a run time of 189 minutes.