News Dream Roles, Daring Risks: The Remarkable Tales of 10 Stars Who Bent the Truth to Shine on Screen
Dream Roles, Daring Risks: The Remarkable Tales of 10 Stars Who Bent the Truth to Shine on Screen
In the world of cinema, where competition for roles is fierce and the stakes are high, actors often go to extraordinary lengths to land their dream parts. The pursuit of these roles sometimes leads to incredible tales of determination, creativity, and occasionally, a touch of deception. From undergoing rigorous and unusual audition processes to fabricating personal backgrounds, here are the 10 actors' stories that reveals the remarkable, and sometimes audacious, efforts they made to transform their acting dreams into reality.
1. Julia Garner
Julia Garner underwent a rigorous audition process, called 'Madonna boot camp,' for the lead role in Madonna's biographical film. This involved 11-hour sessions with Madonna's choreographer and additional sessions of dancing, reading, and singing with Madonna herself.
2. Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck spent $20,000 on dental work because the director of 'Armageddon,' Michael Bay, preferred shots that made jaws look more heroic.
3. Jada Pinkett Smith
Jada Pinkett Smith employed method acting for her audition in 'Gotham.' She appeared as her character, Fish Mooney, complete with a short wig, a long dress, and a young man marked with 'LIAR' on his forehead, led on a leash.
4. Jodie Comer
Jodie Comer brought a cooked pie among other items to her callback audition for 'Killing Eve,' in which she ended up eating half of the pie as her character, Villanelle, was supposed to eat during the scene.
5. Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda inquired if Andrew Garfield could sing for his role in 'Tick, Tick... Boom.' Andrew's friend falsely claimed he had a great voice, leading Andrew to take singing and piano lessons for a year.
6. Jessica Biel
Jessica Biel purchased a 19th-century princess costume just an hour before her final audition for 'The Illusionist,' impressing the producers with her fully equipped appearance.
7. Chloë Grace Moretz
Chloë Grace Moretz lied about being British to director Martin Scorsese during her audition for 'Hugo,' even fabricating a backstory about growing up in Cambridgeshire with horse-breeder parents.
8. Idris Elba
Idris Elba faked an American accent during auditions for 'The Wire' to avoid being dismissed by the creator, David Simon, who didn’t want to cast non-American actors.
9. Vilhelm Blomgren
Vilhelm Blomgren was instructed to walk 30 meters into a forest before starting his scene for the auditions of 'Midsommar.'
10. Brian d'Arcy James
Brian d'Arcy James borrowed a fighter pilot costume and took pictures next to a plane to prove he could fit the role of an M15 pilot in 'First Man.'
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