Xavier Samuel Talks Working with Brad Pitt on Fury

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Xavier Samuel found working with Brad Pitt a down and dirty business. Samuel appears alongside the Hollyood star in the World War II movie Fury which is due out in the UK 24th October. “There was so much mud you could barely move,” Samuel said, adding that his character, Lieutenant Parker, was “fresh out of army training like a green recruit who is thrust into a position of power and no one is listening to him”.

But Samuel did his best to hold his own in the position of authority. “I just, you know, try and bark a few orders and hope that people will listen,” he said.

Working with Pitt was a career highlight for the 30-year-old Aussie. “Brad is a great actor. He is just a down-to-earth guy. He was someone I grew up watching in films and someone I really admired, so to have a chance to work with the guy is not something you would pass up,” he said.

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As for autographs and happy snaps, Samuel said he refrained from any “fan moments”. “I managed to restrain myself,” he laughed. “It is very uncool. You’ve got to keep your cool, you can’t do pics and autographs.”

Fury directed by David Ayer, April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and out-gunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.

Xavier Samuel will next be heading home to play poet Banjo Patterson in a project due to start filming early next year.“I’m looking forward to getting back and seeing the family and hanging out,” Samuel said.

Update: Fury will close this years London a Film Festival.

Brad Pitt will attend the 19 October premiere with director David Ayer, who said it was “a true pleasure to be returning to England, where we shot the film”.

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