Josh Brolin confesses he watched ‘Men in Black’ 50 times
Josh Brolin joins Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones for the third film in the MIB franchise, directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. The “W” star confessed to watching the first film several times, fifty in all, to prep for his transformation in the younger version of Jones’ Agent K.
Brolin confessed in a Showbiz Spy article posted Thursday that he enjoyed watching “Men in Black” over and over and over again.
“I’ve watched the first one so many times, probably 45 or 50 times — not exaggerating, I’ve seen it a lot! For me it’s always enjoyable, honestly, it’s one of those things where you don’t have to study, you can just kind of kick back and marvel at Tommy Lee Jones‘ cadence and Will Smith‘s energy.”
“Men in Black 2” wasn’t as successful and the “Joneh Hex” star offers his perspective on the change in characters.
“…then the second one is different, it’s almost like they’re different characters, it’s a very funny thing. So I always went back to the first one.”
Brolin’s resume includes “No Country for Old Men” and “True Grit,” but was apprehensive to sign on for “MIB 3”.
“When they offered me the part, I immediately said no, because how are you going to break up the iconic, you know, one of the great, iconic duos in movie history. That’s how I feel, at least.”
Most moviegoers don’t realize the MIB was an obscure 1990 comic book by Lowell Cunningham and Sandy Carruthers, two obscure comic creators.
Smith, Jones and Brolin lead a cast for “Men in Black 3,” which includes Emma Thompson, Jermaine Clement, Nicole Scherzinger, Alice Eve and Bill Hader.
“Men in Black III” opens in theaters on May 25th.