A Bobby Shmurda Line Almost Made It Into “The Revenant”

Bobby Shmurda Reference "The Revenant"

Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant has been the talk of the town ever since its wide release earlier this month. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio as frontier legend Hugh Glass, and he’s backed by an impressive supporting cast including the likes of Tom Hardy, Will Poulter and Domhnall Gleeson. Unsurprisingly, The Revenant swept the 73rd Golden Globe Awards, picking up trophies for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Director and Best Actor. The Revenant‘s huge win on Sunday gives Leo much-needed steam heading into the 88th Academy Awards, where he’ll possible take home his first-ever Oscar for Best Actor.

In short, The Revenant is a really great flick and you should see it immediately. But if you’re still not convinced, then let’s look at DiCaprio and co-star Tom Hardy’s affinity for rap music. By now, you should be well aware of Hardy’s hip-hop obsession; a quick Google search will yield plenty results of him rapping on video. And it seems that Hardy worked hard at trying to get a glorious rap reference in Iñárritu’s highly acclaimed film.

During an interview with Scott Carty, Leo and Tom discuss all things The Revenant, and gave up a juicy morsel of goodness when talking about a Bobby Shurmda (“Hot N*gga”) line that didn’t make the cut. The scene in question is when Hardy’s John Fitzgerald attempts to bury Hugh Glass alive. Here’s how the conversation went down (courtesy Pigeons and Planes).

Leo: “Come to think of it that burial sequence was… your extra little fun. I remember ‘extra dirt on his face.’”

Tom: “I remember saying shut your trap house as well, which never made the cut. The Bobby Shmurda line.”

Leo: “Shut your trap house.”

Tom: “Shut your trap house.”

Even though the Bobby Shmurda reference didn’t make the final cut, it’s a brilliant move on Hardy’s part. The two fondly reminiscence over the scene, and it’s heartwarming to see Leo instantly recognize the line while the two repeat it in unison. You can check out the interview in full up top and the clipped Vine down below.

Shout out to Pigeons and Planes for the solid find!

Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox

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