Random: Bob Hoskins Didn’t Know Super Mario Bros. Movie Was Based On A Game

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The Super Mario Bros. movie is the gift that keeps on giving. While the 1993 film was critically panned, it wiggled its way into the hearts of many thanks to its reputation and interviews in the years that followed. The late Bob Hoskins, who starred as Mario, has particularly garnered interest due to how much he reportedly hated working on the film.

But, in an interview from back in the day that’s resurfaced thanks to @ATRightMovies, Hoskins apparently didn’t even know that the film was based on a video game! You know, one of the most successful video games of all time?

Really, it’s not that surprising, but his response below is pretty hilarious. Hoskins reveals in the interview that he was told that Super Mario Bros. was a video game by his son, who then proceeded to show him the little red pixelated plumber jumping up and down. His thoughts? “I used to play King Lear”.

We had a good chuckle at this; Hoskins’ matter-of-fact response is priceless. But his thoughts on the movie are in contrast to his co-star John Leguizamo, as Luigi, who said that the film broke ground back in the day.

One Twitter user also cherry-picked the same amusing quote we did, but we couldn’t let this response go unnoticed, because it’s exactly the kind of joke we wish we’d thought of. Bravo.

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It seems like we’ll keep finding out little tidbits about the film over the coming years. The movie will be 30 years old next year, so perhaps there will be a big celebration?

One thing we will be getting next year is a brand new animated Super Mario Bros. movie with Chris Pratt starring as the plumber. We’ll have to see how that one stacks up to this classic.

Let us know what you think of this clip as well as your thoughts on the Super Mario Bros. movie in the comments!

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