Although we’re nearly a month into filming, there are still names being added to the massive Django Unchained cast. The latest additions are Michael Bacall (screenplay writer of Scott Pilgrim and Project X) and Tom Wopat (Luke Duke from The Dukes of Hazzard). Although both men only have small parts in Django Unchained, they have some interesting stories to share.
First, Michael Bacall, who was in Inglourious Basterds and Death Proof, mentions how a chance meeting with Quentin Tarantino led to a role in Django Unchained:
I was at the New Bev when he was doing his series there. And I sat behind him [Tarantino], and didn’t know he was there. And I think he was writing it at the time, and he turned around and kind of explained what the role was, and said “that’s you.” And I said “F*ck yeah, dude.” (laughs)
Next, Tom Wopat, revealed in a recent interview that he’s in Django Unchained as “a set-up for a gag.” Here he discusses his role in Django Unchained and working with Tarantino (quote contains very minor spoilers):
“He’s a cool cat. We had the best time. We shot with film, which is unheard of, (because) nobody shoots film anymore,” Wopat says. “Tarantino turns out to have been a big fan (of Dukes), and was a big fan of Jim Best, who played Roscoe. It’s just a two-minute scene, all a set-up for a gag. But I’m one of the few people who doesn’t get killed. And when you do his films, you pretty much know you’re gonna die.”
Found via indieWIRE.