HOLLYWOOD – Aaron Eckhart and Ray Liotta feature in the first official image from Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
The first image from the new Quentin Tarantino film – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – hit the internets and comment is rife. The film set in the late sixties stars Ray Liotta and Aaron Eckhart as infamous LA detectives Freebie (Eckhart) and the Bean (Liotta), who are tasked with solving the Charlie Manson murders. Quentin Tarantino stumbled into the Studio Exec bungalow late last night stoned out of his gourd and commenced a-blabbering. So we turned the recorder on.
It’s really basic. During the 60s everything went crazy. You could ask an actress to drive down a dangerous road, no one gave a shit. In fact they thought you were a genius. Ask William Friedkin. They didn’t know they had it so good though. And along came Charlie.
How did you get Liotta to look so young?
I loved Ray in Goodfellas and though you should never really say this to an actor, I said to him: I want young Ray. He went off to Santa Monica and drank nothing but carrot juice for a month. They call it the Eastwood diet. It worked so well I got Eckhart to do it as well. Pacino couldn’t make it. He has a carrot allergy.
What made you think of these guys?
First, I wanted Brad Pitt and Leonardo di Caprio, but then I realized those bozos aren’t gonna cut the mustard. I need real pros. And Liotta and Eckhart are like fine wine. Pitt and Di Caprio are Mountain Dew. You get my meaning.