Now That Peter O’Toole Has Been Dead For A Little While, Diane Kruger Can Finally Talk Shit About Him
The phrase “never speak ill of the dead” doesn’t exist in Diane Kruger’s brain, and in fact, she thinks the best time to talk ill about a person is when that person is dead.
One of Diane Kruger’s big breaks was the movie Troy, where she played Helen of Troy next to Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, Rose Byrne, Sean Bean and the Werther’s Originals-covered thorn in her asshole Peter O’Toole, who died in 2013. While promoting their movie Sky, Diane Kruger and Norman Reedus did a bit for Buzzfeed where they interviewed each other, and he asked her who was the meanest actor she’s ever worked with. Diane mouth farted up the late Peter O’Toole’s name, and throughout the interview, Norman brought up Peter a couple more times and she told us how she really feels.
Norman seems to love Peter O’Toole, and well, Diane didn’t hold back while dragging the corpse of that drunk, old, crotchety coot. Take it away, Diane!
“Um, you know who wasn’t very pleasant, was Peter O’Toole. I know! It kind of sucked. He’s dead, so I can say that. But he wasn’t the most pleasant person.
He was just a drunk, and Peter O’Toole. You know, he had a two-day part, and I played Helen of Troy and he was Peter O’Toole, and he just wanted to make sure that everybody knew that he was Peter O’Toole. And he could barely make it up the stairs. We were on a set that was — you know, you have to climb, like, I don’t know, 100 steps to go up.
But to work with, he was just — first of all, everybody thought he was gonna die right there and then. Because it was, you know, 120 degrees, and he had to walk up 100 stairs. And he was very old, and very drunk.”
Peter O’Toole is probably sitting on a stool in the bar in heaven and saying to the bartender, “She didn’t call me a cunt. I should’ve been meaner to her. I got soft in my old age.”
The stories about Peter O’Toole being a boozed-up crusty bag of grumpiness aren’t exactly brand new, but well, if you were a 70-something-year-old and had to walk up a bunch of stairs while shooting some shitty Helen of Troy movie in the heat, you may be grumpy about it too. How dare the director screw with Peter O’Toole’s buzz by making him walk up some dumb stairs. But in Diane’s defense, if you’re going to trash someone, you may as well trash them while they’re dead so that they can’t come at you. Or can they….
Cut to the ghost of Peter O’Toole hacking into Diane’s phone and posting her sexts and naked pictures to Norman Reedus on Reddit. Peter O’Toole always gets the last cackle!
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