In an intriguing revelation on late-night television, Fisher Stevens, the director of David Beckham’s highly anticipated Netflix documentary, shared candid insights about his efforts to unveil the untold stories of the soccer legend’s past.
Stevens, during his conversation with Seth Meyers, admitted that his quest to present a balanced view of Beckham’s life was not limited to collecting accolades and praises from those who have known the star closely.
“Beckham is undeniably a lovable character,” Stevens remarked, highlighting the warmth and admiration that people have for the six-time Premier League winner. However, the director also shared that he made deliberate attempts to reach out to individuals who might have a different story to tell.
This narrative diverges from the usual admiration that surrounds Beckham. “I did make a conscious effort to find people who could provide a different perspective on Beckham. I wanted to explore all facets of his life, the good, the bad, and the unknown,” Stevens shared.
Yet, his attempts were met with overwhelming respect and affection for Beckham, even from unexpected quarters.
Keane's Surprising Beckham Revelations
One of the notable moments in Stevens’ journey was his interaction with Roy Keane, a figure known for his straightforwardness and no-nonsense attitude.
“I approached Roy Keane, thinking he might share a different side of the story, especially considering Beckham’s unconventional fashion choices and unique persona off the field,” Stevens recounted. To his surprise, Keane expressed nothing but love and admiration for Beckham, leaving the director astounded.
Despite the challenges in uncovering the less explored aspects of Beckham’s life, the documentary has captivated audiences worldwide, amassing a staggering 6.9 million views. The film delves deep into Beckham’s personal and professional life, addressing pivotal moments such as the 1998 World Cup red card incident and the alleged affair with Rebecca Loos, providing viewers with a comprehensive look at the life of one of soccer’s most iconic figures.
Through this intricate weaving of stories and perspectives, the Netflix documentary stands as a testament to Beckham’s enduring legacy, both on and off the field, while highlighting the unwavering love and respect he commands from those who know him best.