Saltburn star Jacob Elordi reveals the A-lister actor who was 'almost cast' instead of Barry Keoghan in the hit psychological thriller
Jacob Elordi has revealed which A-lister actor was 'almost cast' to play Oliver Quick instead of Barry Keoghan in hit psychological thriller Saltburn.
The controversial yet moving film has got millions of viewers talking since its release on Amazon Prime.
And while Barry, 31, has shocked fans with that particular bath and graveyard scene, Jacob claimed he almost missed out on the role.
During an interview with Jacob, 26, who plays Felix Catton, and Barry for Vogue UK, Jacob revealed that Timothée Chalamet, 28, was director Emerald Fennell's original choice.
When Jacob asked Barry what made him sign on for the role during a private Q&A with each other, Barry claimed it was Emerald, Jacob, and the scripts.
Jacob Elordi, 26, has revealed which A-lister actor was 'almost cast' to play Oliver instead of Barry Keoghan, 31, in hit psychological thriller Saltburn
While Barry, 31, (pictured) has shocked fans with that particular bath and graveyard scene, Jacob claimed he almost missed out on the role
Jacob said, “Barry, what drew you to Saltburn?”
Barry replied, “When I met Emerald, she told me she kind of made you want to do it. So Emerald, you and the script… and you?'
'Certainly yes, it was Emerald. Then she said she wanted Timothée Chalamet for it” (Barry laughs), he joked.
Jacob added: “And I said, have you thought about Barry Keoghan?
A number of scenes from Emerald's explosive thriller Saltburn have set the internet on fire, including the bathtub moment and the 'vampire sex'.
Yet one scene seems to get tongues wagging the most: when Barry's character Oliver encourages sex with the grave of his murdered best friend Felix, played by Jacob.
In the wake of the explosive backlash, Barry has spoken out about the disturbing moment he pulls down his pants and grinds on Felix's grave, revealing the incredible news that the sex was never in the original script.
Director Emerald, 38, revealed they added the disturbing moment later, meaning she was forced to clear the set while Barry 'unpacked' and 'let his body lead the way'.
During an interview of Jacob and Barry for Vogue UK, Jacob revealed that Timothée Chalamet was director Emerald Fennell's original choice (pictured at the Wonka premiere)
Jacob said, “Barry, what drew you to Saltburn?” Barry replied, “When I met Emerald, she told me she kind of made you want to do it. So Emerald, you and the script… and you?'
'Certainly yes, it was Emerald. Then she said she wanted Timothée Chalamet for it (Barry laughs) and I said, 'Have you thought about Barry Keoghan?'” he joked.
With its fair share of controversial scenes, Saltburn has been the film on the tip of many tongues in recent weeks
Saltburn's Barry has revealed his grave scene was improvised and director Emerald Fennell was forced to leave the set as he 'unpacked and let his body lead the way'
Barry revealed: 'On paper he wasn't written to do that. But I wanted to see what really happened, where I would take it. I wanted to get confused and let my body lead the way. What am I doing? How can I get closer?'
The film, released on November 17, centers on Oliver, an Oxford scholarship student, and his crush on his upperclassman friend Felix.
Oliver struggles to fit in with the super-rich crowd studying at the elite university, but Felix soon takes him under his wing.
The sought-after Felix eventually invites Oliver to stay at his illustrious mansion in Saltburn for the summer, ushering in a season of eccentricity, partying and chaos – as well as an obsession from the latter to the former.
Oliver then kills Felix when his lies about his family are exposed, leading to the chilling moment when he pushes the mud onto his freshly dug grave.
He said, “It's trying to find that new level of obsession.”