Kevin Costner is in a band. You probably don’t care. But if you’re a baseball fan, odds are you’re a “Bull Durham” fan. So maybe you’ll find this snippet from a recent Costner Q&A interesting:
Q: Is this the first time you’ve sung in a movie? [Costner sings in "Swing Vote," with his real-life band, Modern West.]
A: I did, actually, in “Bull Durham” and it got cut. It was a scene where I fight with Nuke [Tim Robbins]. That scene was originally where Crash [Costner's character] hung out at a [house of prostitution]. He’s sitting at a piano playing “Unchained Melody” and I’ve got this 70-year-old [prostitute] sitting next to me with a cigarette hanging out of her mouth, and I’m singing, “Oh, my love, my darling. …” It’s a classic, classic scene.
And yet the [screening] audiences were asked what scene bothered them the most. And they didn’t like that. So they reconstructed a scene where I hung out in a pool hall, another sign of a misspent youth. But I like the ambiguousness of things.
I wonder what bothered the screening audience the most, the prostitutes or Costner’s singing?