“Yesterday” star Himesh Patel believes the world would be a dark place without The Beatles.
When asked which Beatles song he could take ownership of if he could, he said he would do the classic Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
“I was thinking about when I first heard Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and there was something about the way that they were playing it that meant something, he said. “They’d brought this part of my culture into their music and I just remember thinking, ‘Wow.’”
Patel stars in “Yesterday” as a struggling musician who awakes from an accident to a world without The Beatles. His character, Jack, rockets to superstardom after performing their songs as his own. Though the movie puts a lighter spin on the concept of a world without the icon band, Patel believes the world without them would be almost “dystopian.”
“You think about the time that they came up in the ‘60s, but they kind of broke free about that and said, ‘What about joy, what about love? What about expressing your pleasure and what you want to do?’” he said. “I think that’s why girls were screaming for them because they understood…”