Always one in his car, five in his London house, plus two clay ovens. There’s just something about them,’ he says, and his face creases in mildly embarrassed hilarity, mostly at himself.‘I’m a caveman in many ways – going under the heading, “likes to cook raw steak on a barbecue”.’But a feminine side also pops out.
Witherspoon and Kidman optioned the rights to “Big Little Lies” through their respective production banners — Pacific Standard Films and Blossom Films.
CAA packaged the project with Kelley and shopped it to multiple premium TV buyers including Netflix. Witherspoon, Kidman and Kelley are exec producing along with Pacific Standard’s Bruna Papandrea and Blossom Films’ Per Saari.
He’s the street-fighting man who made gangsters cool, has turned King Arthur into an action hero and likes his meat red (and sizzled on one of his vast collection of BBQs).
But, insists Guy Ritchie, I’m really just ‘an old lady’ Guy Ritchie’s eyes narrow in laughter as he admits to his obsession with barbecues – owning more than 30.
You’d be surprised, I’m very low-key and pretty much a homebody.
The thing I hate most is when someone is vaguely insulting to get my attention. I’m very slow-moving with my relationships, and I prefer someone friendly and nice.
‘Yes, I’ve got an entire office downstairs with cloths of different colours from canary to yolk yellow,’ he confesses.
On his third cup of coffee, he sits at a mahogany table in his cavernous Robert Adam house in London’s Fitzrovia to talk about the release of his new film, King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword.
‘It is, but I’m also a bit of a pussycat,’ he adds with a grin.