Pattie Boyd initially turned down a date with Beatles star George Harrison, however destiny introduced them again collectively.
The 77-year-old mannequin was married to the The Fab 4 guitarist for 11 years from 1966 to 1977, however after they first met in March 1964 she was in a relationship with photographer Eric Swayne and spurned George’s romantic overtures, nearly lacking on a relationship with the ‘One thing’ singer.
Talking on the ‘Tea with Twiggy’ podcast, Pattie revealed the occasions that led to her eventual first date with George who requested her out after spending a day capturing The Beatles’ first movie ‘A Onerous Day’s Evening’ along with her.
She mentioned: “I had a sooner or later shoot. The prepare went all the way down to Cornwall and again, so it took like eight hours all collectively. After which on the finish after we acquired close to Waterloo station, George requested me out. He requested me if I’d exit with him that night time. And I mentioned no. I couldn’t, as a result of I used to be seeing my boyfriend.
“After which I advised my girlfriends they usually mentioned, ‘You’re fully mad! How might you flip him down?’ And I mentioned, ‘I don’t know, I don’t know, what I used to be considering.’ Then, fortunately, there was one other probability to fulfill up with The Beatles, after we have been known as again for a photograph shoot. I feel Dick Lester should’ve organized that, as a result of if that hadn’t occurred, I’d by no means have seen George once more. By that point, the boyfriend had gone. So I mentioned sure.”
Pattie believes it will need to have been destiny that introduced her along with George – who handed away in November 2001 on the age of 58 – as a result of she didn’t even know she was up for an element in ‘A Onerous Day’s Evening’, as an alternative believing she was auditioning for an advert for potato chips.
She mentioned: “I labored with [director] Dick Lester once I did a TV industrial for some crisps … Then once I went to this different interview someday later, there was Dick Lester, checking on the fashions … So I went away considering, ‘Oh, it’s one other crisps industrial that Dick desires me to do.
“Then my agent known as me later within the day and mentioned, ‘Don’t inform anybody, however you simply acquired an element in The Beatles movie.’ I mentioned, ‘how might which have occurred?’ “They mentioned, ‘The interview you went to earlier was truly for a movie!’ I mentioned, ‘I assumed it was for b***** crisps!’”
Pattie additionally confessed that she by no means wished to be an actress, so she was extremely nervous to movie her scene, regardless of solely having one line.
She revealed: “I wasn’t excited in any respect. I used to be very nervous. The factor is, I by no means wished to be an actress, so this was going fully out of my consolation zone. I assumed I’d make a whole idiot of myself. However I solely had one phrase to say: ‘prisoners.’ So I knew I might try this.”
She then described the second when she first met the members of the band – Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George and John Lennon, who was murdered in December 1980 on the age of 40.
Pattie mentioned: “The movie set was truly a shifting prepare. … The prepare took off from London and stopped someplace at some little out of city station, and there on the platform have been 4 figures. Guess who they have been? They jumped on the prepare and got here into our carriage. They have been so well mannered and so candy, they usually launched themselves. After which they left, and the filming began because the prepare was shifting.”