Rosie O’Donnell broke the primary rule of Fight Club, which — as followers of the 1999 film of the identical identify know — is that you just do not discuss Fight Club.
It occurred in October of that 12 months, as she delivered a unfavorable evaluate of the David Fincher movie on her extremely rated speak present, The Rosie O’Donnell Show, after watching an earlier screener. It wasn’t a lot that she disliked it, however that she in contrast it to The Sixth Sense, which was additionally in theaters on the time and likewise had a twist ending.
People had been sad, however she did not notice it for some time in a pre-Twitter age.
“So, apparently, I was loathed by the men in that, possibly still, but I had no idea that I had even done it,” O’Donnell mentioned Tuesday on SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show, when she was requested in regards to the scenario.
But she did not comprehend it for some time.
“Nobody said jack shit to me for a good three years, maybe even four years — and I knew Courtney Love. She says, on my show, she says to me, ‘Oh my god… Ed Norton and Brad Pitt, they’re so mad at you for what you did,'” O’Donnell mentioned. “I was like, ‘What did I do?’ It was three years later! She says, ‘You ruined the Fight Club ending.’ I only found it out a long time after the incident.”
Even then, O’Donnell was skeptical.
“When Courtney Love said that to me, I thought, ‘She’s lost her mind. She’s out there still. You know, what’s wrong with her? She’s not… What is she talking [about]? Ed Norton is mad at me? Is she out of her mind?’ And, apparently, it’s true.”
O’Donnell mentioned she nonetheless will get questions from followers on the web about whether or not she had supposed to upset folks, however she insisted that she had simply been “blabbering.”
“I guess I ruined it for the people who were, you know, who had worked so hard on it, and I should be more careful with what I say in a negative way about a movie,” she mentioned. “You know, if you don’t like it, just don’t mention it. You know? That sort of would have worked better.”
O’Donnell did not look after the film on the time — “I didn’t think it was good” — however she really has little reminiscence of all of it now. At first, she could not recall who’d co-starred alongside Norton.
Speaking of which, she mentioned she thinks that he is previous it now.
“He’s done my radio show since,” she mentioned, “so he must have forgiven me.”
Norton didn’t instantly reply to Yahoo Entertainment’s request for remark.
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