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Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood discusses his “nauseating bromance” with Paul Thomas Anderson

Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood has a “slightly nauseating bromance” with Paul Thomas Anderson, according to the man himself.

Greenwood recently received his first-ever Oscar nomination, with Phantom Thread up for Best Original Score – a film that was directed by Anderson. The relationship between the two worked well because of their “slightly nauseating bromance,” according to the man himself.

“He basically likes to take the piss out of me,” Greenwood explained while speaking on Adam Buxton’s podcast, “and was joking about how unromantic Radiohead is. And [he] said, ‘Come on, you must have some romance in you. Give me more strings.’ And he wanted the music to be really English and really romantic and be written by me, which feels like a big three-way contradiction now I’ve said that.”

When discussing whether or not he would attend the Oscars, Greenwood said: “My wife thinks it’s quite ridiculous,” he said. “But then I realised I was quite pleased with myself at the idea of not going, and I think it’s always good to resist that kind of urge, that sort of smirk. So maybe do the opposite to that impulse…. [But] no one wants to see sweaty version of me, shambling around, looking embarrassed. Amusing Paul, I think, is the main goal. Whatever entertains him.”