During an interview with Entertainment Weekly in 2011, Brad Pitt reflected on his time on the set of “Interview with the Vampire,” and he didn’t have an overall kind opinion of his experience. When EW remarked the actor looked unhappy in the movie, he confirmed there was a lot of truth to it. “I am miserable. Six months in the f*****g dark. Contact lenses, make-up,” he said.
It got so bad that one day, Pitt felt as if he had enough. The actor recalled, “One day, it broke me … I called David Geffen, who was a producer … I said, ‘David, I can’t do this anymore. I can’t do it. How much will it take to get me out?’ And he goes, very calmly, ’40 million dollars.'”
Obviously, Pitt did not drop out, but it’s interesting to think of a world where he could have. It’s also easy to imagine that he was likely not excited about the idea of returning for any potential sequel. Either way, a television show based on Rice’s 1976 book — the first in her “The Vampire Chronicles” series — is currently being developed (per Deadline), so the vampire-inhabited world she created will live on in live-action form.