Ayo Edebiri and the missed opportunity with Martin Scorsese: “My dad didn’t let him record in our house”

Ayo Edebiri and the missed opportunity with Martin Scorsese: “My dad didn’t let him record in our house”
Ayo Edebiri and the missed opportunity with Martin Scorsese: “My dad didn’t let him record in our house”

Ayo Edebiri shared on “Late Night With Seth Meyers” an anecdote from her childhood related to the filming of “The Departed.” (Composition: Reuters)

When I was 10 years old, Ayo Edebiri was very close to seeing and meeting two great luminaries in the world of cinema: Martin Scorsese and Leonardo Dicaprio. However, the intervention and distrust of his father made the opportunity slip away.

The protagonist of the series The Bear He recalled the anecdote this June 18, during the Late Night With Seth Meyers program, to the astonishment and laughter of the presenter.

Edebiri was a girl living in Boston at the time Scorsese was filming his film The Departed (The Departed) in said city. She said that, one day, the production team knocked on the door of her family home because they were interested in using the house as a filming location.

“They said: ‘We’re about to film this Martin Scorsese movie. “How about we use his house?”Edebiri said. Right at that moment, she and her father were going out to a piano class.

Ayo Edebiri’s father rejected director Scorsese’s use of his house as a filming location, believing it was a scam. (Credits: REUTERS/Liesa Johannssen)

The man reacted with disbelief and misinterpreted the intentions of the people who approached him. “My father said, ‘Do you want to use my house? So, you want to take over the deed to my house? You see a hard-working immigrant man with a house and you want to steal it. Do you want to enter the house? Take my keys? Writing? And my family? Ha, good try,’” Edebiri said, imitating his mother.

The production assistants were surprised and explained again that they would only need the house for a few days, plus they would be paid compensation. But, the patriarch maintained his position. “Of course, they will give me money so that in court they can argue that they paid for my house,” the actress continued.

Although they told him that Leonardo DiCaprio himself and Martin Scorsese could talk to him in 30 minutes, Ayo’s father did not accept and closed the conversation. “Then they used another house in our neighborhood, and I don’t play the piano anymore.“concluded the star of Intensely 2.

“The Departed,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Jach Nicholson, was a commercial success with positive reviews. (Credits: archive)

The infiltratorsstarring Leonardo Dicaprio, Matt Damon and Jack Nicholson, is a crime story set in Boston. The plot follows Billy Costigan (DiCaprio), an undercover cop infiltrated in the gang of Irish mobster Frank Costello (Nicholson), and Colin Sullivan (Damon), Costello’s infiltrator in the Massachusetts State Police. Both sides, after discovering the existence of a mole, embark on a tense game of unmasking each other.

The film was released in 2006 to excellent reviews. He also received several awards, including four Oscars as Best Film, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Editing. DiCaprio, for his performance, was nominated for the Golden Globe for best dramatic actor, the BAFTA for best actor and the SAG for best supporting actor.

Edebiri has also lent his voice to the character Envy in “Inside Out 2”, an animated film with resounding box office success. (Credits: REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)

Over time, Ayo Edebiri He forged his own connection with film and television. He started as a screenwriter and then gave himself the opportunity to stand in front of the camera. His co-starring role in the series Bear on FX has given him wide recognition at ceremonies such as the Golden Globes, the Emmys and the Critics Choice Awards. The third season, in which she also directs an episode, will premiere on June 27.

The young artist is also part of the box office Inside Out 2 in which he gives voice to Envy for the Anglo-Saxon public. According to deadline, the domestic collection of the title reached 155 million dollars, and globally, it would have reached 295 million dollars. It is the second-best opening—in terms of monetary metrics—in the United States for an animated film to date.

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