Following up on yesterday’s Prank Talk Corner in which George Clooney admitted that he has a prank in the works that is going to end Brad Pitt’s career, New York Magazine’s Vulture blog has an interview with director Steven Soderbergh that only complicates things:
Vulture: By now it’s well known he’s a prankster on set. Has George ever pulled a prank on you?
Steven Soderbergh: [Laughs.] I’m too smart to get directly involved, but I know what’s absolutely lethal about him — he’s patient. He’s got one horrifying practical joke that he’s been holding onto for eight years — I know what it is, and it’s horrible! And at any moment now, he’s going to present it to the victim. It requires some real ingenuity — it’s a good one.
Who is it? What is it? Is that the one he owes Brad Pitt for changing his outgoing phone message?
Steven Soderbergh: [Chuckles.] That prank dates back to 2004. That’s seven years old. Brad knows a prank is coming, and he’s very resigned to the fact that it’s going to be bad. George has a couple ideas for revenge for that one. The worst thing is when you know it’s coming, because you can never relax. And this other person is walking around thinking everything’s fine, and has no clue what’s coming. I can promise you this — when it happens, I’ll call you and let you know who it was. [Laughs.]
Guys, this is so intense. Like, Steven Soderbergh knows that Clooney has a killer prank in the chamber that has been in development for eight years, which means it is NOT EVEN the prank in retaliation for Brad Pitt because Pitt’s inciting prank only happened seven years ago. We’re talking a whole other killer prank! How is anyone in Hollywood even leaving their house what with the PRANKSOON that is about to engulf the whole industry. LOCK YOUR DOORS! IT’S A GEORGE CLOONEY CATEGORY FIVE PRANKNADO! Scary stuff. Stay safe out there, showbiz.