The feud between Paul Thomas Anderson and Burt Reynolds during the making of “Boogie Nights” has been discussed before, specifically by Burt Reynolds.
Now Anderson has weighed in on his side of the story in an interview with The Ringer’s Bill Simmons.
Anderson says the rumors about his feud with Reynolds are “almost true,” admitting that the two definitely had tension on set.
But Anderson doesn’t see the issues he had with Reynolds as much of a problem.
Quite the contrary, as the tension between the two facilitated the filming of some of the movie’s most intense scenes.
Looking back, it was really in the nasty part of the movie, too, when really everything’s kind of going wrong.”.
The feud paid off, as both Anderson and Reynolds earned universal acclaim for their work in “Boogie Nights.” »