The actress turned daytime host saw a first screening of the classic 20th Century Fox thriller and hated its themes and violence so much that she began telling her domestic audiences about the big twist of the end in hope. that the revelation would dissuade them from buying a ticket.
However, in a recent interview on SiriusXM Le spectacle Jess Cagle, O’Donnell said not only that there was no meanness in her actions, but that she didn’t even realize what she had done.
“I was just talking because I didn’t think it was good and the Sixth Sense was out, ”she said. ” I do not know. It just pissed me off, the movie. So I said the Sixth Sense makes sense, but this one doesn’t make sense because of the thing at the end.
To be clear, O’Donnell didn’t just hint at a twist on her popular NBC talk show – she gave the ending.
In an interview with Hollywood journalist in 2019 to celebrate Fight Club At 20, actor Holt McCallany said he was shocked and livid by the move.
“I just remember being absolutely flabbergasted,” said McCallany, who played a supporting role in the cult classic starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton (his character leads the song: “His name is Robert Paulson” ). “I remember being exasperated by her remarks and wondering why she felt the need to do it. “
On the 2000 DVD commentary trail for Fight Club, Pitt, who played Tyler Durden, said of O’Donnell: “I guess it’s okay, she hated it. She said: “This film disturbed me”, she could not sleep for nights. It hit a nerve. It struck a certain nerve whether she wanted to watch it or not. But the deal was, she gave an end to national television. It’s just unforgivable.
Despite all the backlash, O’Donnell recently said she hasn’t heard any complaints from anyone.
“Nobody said shit to me for three good, maybe even four years,” O’Donnell said on the SiriusXM show. “And Courtney Love on my show says, ‘Oh my God, Ed Norton and Brad Pitt are so mad at you for what you did.’ I was like ‘What did I do?’ It was three years later! People sometimes ask me on the internet whether I did it or not. And I did. I wasn’t like, ‘Oh, my God. I want to hurt these people. I just had my normal gossip about feelings about the movie.
She continued, “So apparently I’ve been hated by the men in there for a long time, maybe still. I guess I ruined it for the people who worked so hard on it, and I should be more careful what I say negatively about a movie. If you don’t like it, don’t talk about it. It would have worked better.