‘Interview with the Vampire’ director addresses Tom Cruise ‘miscast’ | Pro Hub of News

According to reports, Brad Pitt played a pivotal role in supporting Tom Cruise’s casting in Interview with the Vampire, directed by Neil Jordan in 1994.

Neil Jordan, the film’s director, recently addressed the infamous speculation about Tom Cruise being “miscast” in the role of Lestat in his memoir, as reported by The Telegraph. Jordan, 74, reflected on the casting decisions, revealing, “Brad Pitt had agreed to play Louis and somehow assumed Daniel Day-Lewis would be playing Lestat, an assumption shared by Anne [Rice].”

However, when the role was offered to Daniel Day-Lewis, he declined, citing his previous commitment where he had immersed himself deeply in character. “A few years before, he had confined himself to a wheelchair to play Christy Brown in My Left Foot,” Jordan explained. “He would have had to sleep in a coffin for the entirety of this production if he followed the same practice. So we moved on,” leading to Tom Cruise being cast as Lestat.

Reflecting on the subsequent criticism of Cruise’s casting, Jordan noted in an earlier interview with The Guardian, “The entire world said, ‘You are miscast.'” Defending Cruise, he added, “He’s a great actor. If he says he can do something, he will do it in a way that people will be shocked by. Tom has become the last remaining film star. It’s kind of strange.”

The film, based on Anne Rice’s novel, starred Cruise alongside Brad Pitt, marking a significant collaboration in vampire cinema.