Julian Lennon on ‘weird’ John Lennon scene that ruined Yesterday for him: ‘It wasn’t necessary’

Julian Lennon has admitted that the film is directed by Richard Curtis Yesterday was ruined for him by an “odd” scene with his late father, John Lennon.

Himesh Patel and Lily James co-star in the 2019 romantic comedy about a musician who wakes up one day to find that no one remembers The Beatles and decides to pass their music as his own.

Although none of the Beatles were involved in the film, they and their families gave their consent for the sequel to continue, while the filmmakers spent $10m (£8.1m) on the rights to the band’s music.

A scene that divided fans – once dubbed the “Marmite scene” by director Danny Boyle – sees Jack (Patel) on a road trip when he meets John Lennon (Robert Carlyle) at a remote English country house.

Having put love above fame and fortune and the Beatles never existed, John lived away from the public spotlight into old age.

Appears in comedian Kevin Nealon’s YouTube series Hiking with KevinHis musician Julian admitted that apart from that one scene he was a fan of the film.

“I really loved this film Yesterdayuntil they left this weird impression of what Dad would look like in his 70s and 80s or whatever, on a Scottish or Irish island,” Julian said. “It sort of threw the whole movie off for me.”

“I did not get it [it],” he added. “It wasn’t necessary for me, I guess. And it was just weird.”

Robert Carlyle as John Lennon in Yesterday

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John Lennon died in 1980 after being shot by former fan Mark David Chapman.

In a 2019 interview, director Boyle admitted that while some viewers loved the moment, others felt it was blasphemous.

“When we came to test the film, yes, there were some people who didn’t like it at all. But other people like it tremendously,” he said United States today. “We call it a ‘Marmite scene’ in the UK. It separates people very clearly.”

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/julian-lennon-yesterday-john-scene-b2243829.html Julian Lennon on ‘weird’ John Lennon scene that ruined Yesterday for him: ‘It wasn’t necessary’


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