Billy Bob Thornton Reveals That He's a Brony
Published Nov 10, 2016Here's some news that's sure to cheer anyone up: acclaimed actor Billy Bob Thornton is, in fact, a brony.
Thornton sat down with GQ for an in-depth interview where he discussed his life and career. Perhaps his most intimate moment was when he offered up evidence of his deep love for My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.
The actor said he used to watch the original show with his daughter, Bella, but she grew out of it. As such, they became interested in the tween-oriented Friendship Is Magic. There's one specific arc in the show that he can't stop thinking about lately.
Lest you think he's some half-assed fan, Thornton talks about a recent story arc like a true brony:
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.... 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.' 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?
No word yet on whether or not Billy Bob Thornton is the kind of brony that's into clopping.