The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne producer and son of the famed rocker, Jack Osbourne said that his father Ozzy had to get up and leave the room at least four times while viewing the new documentary about his life.
Jack opened up about the creative process of producing another film centered on the life of his dad in the forthcoming documentary film. The awaited feature is slated to premiere on A&E this summer and is nothing short of a follow-up to the 2011 film “God Bless Ozzy Osbourne.”
According to his son Jack, Ozzy Osbourne did not seem too particularly pleased with viewing the final edits of the upcoming documentary about his life, The Nine Lives Of Ozzy Osbourne — but not for the reasons you might think.
Osbourne said of the new project — which will feature testimonials from the likes of Post Malone, Marilyn Manson, Ice-T and others reflecting on his father Ozzy Osbourne’s overall impact and influence on the music world — the biggest discovery made during the filming was finding out the heavy metal madman had come down with Parkinson’s Disease.
Jack Osbourne’s famous family is always so supportive of each other! The “Portals to Hell” co-host tells Access Hollywood via Zoom that mom Sharon and dad Ozzy hadn’t really seen the show until they participated in a virtual watch party recently – and kept their commentary cleaner than usual! The dad of three also reflects on his time in quarantine, joking that he’s a “terrible” homeschool teacher and sharing an update on Ozzy’s health. Jack recalls showing his rock icon father the upcoming documentary about him he produced and sets the record straight on reports that an Ozzy and Sharon biopic is on the way. Does he have any actors in mind to play his parents?
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“The Nine Lives Of Ozzy Osbourne is the second documentary I produced about him. And it’s just, you know, it’s kind of an evolution of the last one to a degree.” – Jack Osbourne
“It doesn’t feel like just a bunch of talking heads and, you know, it’s really honest and at times not such a flattering portrayal of my dad,” Jack Osbourne explained. “When I played it and when he watched it for the first time, he probably got up and left the room maybe four times during it. So that gives you a gauge of how uncomfortable he got watching it.”
Jack Osbourne also admitted that he and director Greg Johnston, as well as the other producers, actually had to re-cut the edits that included Ozzy’s Parkinson’s diagnosis, a decision Jack said came after the family came together to discuss whether it should be included.
Not much has been left out of the new documentary: “I was really kind of leaning on both my parents saying like, ‘We’ve just spent a year making this film and we know this has happened and we should own it.” – Jack Osbourne
“You’re only as sick as your secrets. And if you just kind of go like, hey this is what’s going on, this is where I’m at my life — and my dad’s always been that as a person. He’s never tried to hide who he is.”
Jack also praised Greg Johnston for his ability to hone in on the full life of Ozzy Osbourne and highlight decades of accomplishments into just a couple hours.
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“Greg Johnston, just he’s — we’ve worked with him for nearly 20 years. And he just knows music and he knows my dad’s story better than anyone,” Jack said. “And he just did such an amazing job truncating 71 years into a two-hour documentary. And it’s fantastic.”