• Billy Bob Thornton On Starlight Glimmer, Fluttershy's Correlation to Marylin Monroe, and More!


    Billy Bob Thornton did an interview with GQ recently, covering a variety of topics from his upcoming roles in movies to general everyday life. One gigantic section of it covered My Little Pony, or his experiences watching it with his daughter when she was a kid. Now that she is older, they decided to look up modern day pony for fun. He goes on to talk about the Starlight Glimmer arc and show in general.

    Head on down below for the pony part!



    Quote from GQ interview. Read the full thing here:

    "He and Bella used to watch My Little Pony together, and she grew out of that, but recently he longed to see it again and searched for it and found another My Little Pony, an updated tweeny kind of version, and they started watching it together. He's been thinking about and relating to one particular multi-episode arc lately. In Ponyville, everyone has cutie marks, which are kind of like tribal tattoos on a horse's hip—Applejack lives on an apple farm, so she has three apples on her hip. But Starlight Glimmer creates this new village where everyone instead has cutie marks that are equal signs, like: =.

    "I'll let Billy take it from here: “This was amazing because the Mane Six ponies, who are the stars of the show, they go out there because Celestia, who runs Equestria, she will tell Twilight Sparkle she needs to go somewhere, but she doesn't tell her why.” Bear with him, it's worth it, I promise. “So anyway, suddenly they get captured by them and told that they have to remove their cutie marks and get equal signs. But they said, you know what? No. So Fluttershy, who is my favorite because she kind of talks like Marilyn Monroe, says, ‘Oh, yes.’” (He says this like Marilyn Monroe.) “Fluttershy acts like she wants to become a member, you know? And so they give her the cutie-mark equal-sign stamp and everything. And then she notices something, like it rains, and it washes off Starlight Glimmer's equal sign, and she's got her own cutie mark. So she's like a Jim Jones cult, you know, right?” Suffice it to say that Billy considers these to be essential lessons for his daughter: Don't be like the phonies. Don't go looking to homogenize everyone like Starlight Glimmer. Wear your own cutie mark. It's yours. And when he can do this for his daughter—focus on ways to bring the world into focus for her—that does his anxiety more good than all the spa music and DOGTV in the world."

    Thanks to PropdowPony and Feather for sending it!


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