David and Victoria Beckham‘s widely known marriage will be discussed in the upcoming Netflix documentary, but the filmmaker acknowledged it wasn’t easy asking the tough questions.
The footballer, 48, is the latest celebrity to get the Netflix documentary treatment in Beckham, a four-part series that will premiere on the worldwide streaming site on October 4.
Posh, 49, and Beck’s fairytale relationship will be addressed in the feature-length film, and director Fisher Stevens stated he didn’t shy away from asking the awkward questions.
He said: ‘It wasn’t pleasant, but we got into it.’
Stevens added to The Sunday Times: ‘For me, I approached it as, “How did your marriage stay together?” and you’ll see how he responds. I talked with both of them about the difficulties they went through.’
Producer John Battsek said: ‘They were both signed up to telling us whatever we wanted to know. I’m sure you’ll say, “Of course you would say that.” But they were. There was no, “You will not ask that or do that.”
‘[Director] Fisher and I thought that might be the case, but we were clear from the start that we would only do this if we could go in any direction we wanted. And we did.’
Beckham, the Wannabe hitmaker, stated in the teaser for the new Netflix documentary, Beckham, that her management issued strong orders to keep her burgeoning relationship with the football icon a secret, so the young lovers would meet up in car parks to escape discovery.
She explains: ‘My manager kept saying, “Try and keep it under wraps.” So, we would meet in car parks and it’s not as seedy as it sounds.’
Of course, the pair went on to have one of Hollywood’s oldest marriages – 24 years at the time of writing – with children Brooklyn, 24, Romeo, 21, Cruz, 18, and Harper, 12.
According to the synopsis: ‘David Beckham is one of the most known names on the planet, yet few people know who he really is.
‘From his humble working-class beginnings in east London, his drive and determination to win, and the battle to find balance between ambition, love and family, David’s story is one of immense ups and downs.
‘The series takes you on that rollercoaster and builds a surprising, personal and definitive story of one of the most recognisable and scrutinised athletes of all time.’
Beckham launches on Netflix on October 4.