Nicola Peltz reveals brutal reason why she cut husband Brooklyn Beckham's cameo from her new movie
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Nicola Peltz has revealed the brutal reason why she cut husband Brooklyn Beckham from her new movie, admitting he felt ‘really upset’ by the decision. Watch the trailer below:
Nicola, 29, is making her feature film directorial debut this year with Lola, which follows a young woman fighting for a better life, working to save enough cash to get her little brother Arlo out of their toxic home – that is until her whole world gets thrown upside down one fateful night.
As well as serving as co-director, the star also wrote the script and plays the titular role, while her brother Will Peltz also makes an on-screen appearance.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Nicola said she wanted her brother to have a ‘much bigger part’, explaining: “But the thing is, to anyone who might not know he’s my brother they might be thinking to themselves, wait, why didn’t she end up with that guy?
“That guy seems great and he’s so handsome. But, like, OK, that would not work out.”
When asked if she’d tried to cast Brooklyn or any other family members, Nicola went on to reveal that her husband’s part ended up getting the chop, thanks to a key reason they couldn’t overcome.
“Brooklyn is actually really upset that he did get cut from his one little cameo,” she said.
“He had one line, ‘Hi,’ but he kept saying it in a British accent and he was staring directly into the camera.
“I was like, oh God, we have to move on, good lord. So, Brooklyn ended up on the chopping block.”
However, despite his cameo getting cut, she said her husband was a 'massive support' during the making of the film.
Nicola added: “But I couldn’t have done any of this without him because he was such a massive support to me every day on set which I’m so appreciative of.”
Lola has racked up a respectable audience score of 87 percent on Rotten Tomatoes after being released in US cinemas last week, although it’s yet to receive its critics’ consensus.
“I want everyone to love it,” she said. “I poured my heart and soul into it, and I hope people feel somewhat connected to the story.
"That’s all I can ask for.”