Action Bronson Recalls Auditioning for Scorsese's 'The Irishman': 'I Totally F*cking Bombed'

Martin Scorsese's long-awaited 'The Irishman' hits theaters in 2019 and also stars Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Bobby Cannavale, Ray Romano, and Anna Paquin.

Action Bronson, noted purveyor of deliciousness, is among the cast of Martin Scorsese's upcoming biographical crime drama The Irishman. Though the specifics of Bronson's role have been largely kept under wraps, Bronson let loose a few details on his Scorsese experience during his appearance on the new episode of Complex's Open Late Thursday.

"Me and Marty go way back, you know?" Bronson joked to host Peter Rosenberg around the 16:45 in the video up top. "I just got a phone call saying that they wanted me to come in and fucking try out, whatever that's called, an audition. I went over there and I totally fucking bombed. It was terrible. I'm not good reading off paper. I'm good naturally, you know, like going off myself and doing what I do. First of all, I couldn't see the fucking words on the paper because I need glasses which is crazy in itself because I thought I had fighter pilot vision. I've been saying this for the past 10 years and I'm fuckin' lying to everyone."

Though Bronson shitted up the audition, he said Scorsese and his team were apparently big fans of "Baby Blue" and Fuck That's Delicious, resulting in a hire. As for the "incredible couple of scenes" he shared with star Robert De Niro, Bronson enjoyed the back-and-forth ball-busting that went down on set. "It's me and De Niro. ... Me and De Niro, a minute or two on film forever? I'll take it. We spent a good amount of time. He would fuck with me a lot." Bronson added that he loves to be fucked with because it makes him "happy."

Shortly after wrapping his Open Late appearance, Bronson revealed to the world—complete with a very Bronson message—that he had ditched his beard:

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