oscar winner Russell Crowe Crowe refuted claims that he did poorly in his 1997 audition for My Best Friend’s Wedding starring Julia Roberts. He posted a response to an excerpt from the book stating that he tried to rope the actor opposite Roberts, but it turned out to be “one of the worst table leads.”
” Pure imagination on behalf of this director. I didn’t audition for this movie. I never read the table with the actresses mentioned. It would be funny if it weren’t so pointless,” the 58-year-old New Zealand actor tweeted.
Pure imagination on behalf of this director. I didn’t audition for this movie. I never read the table with the actresses mentioned. It would be interesting if it wasn’t pointless. https://t.co/UxVTD1FYdA
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) October 14, 2022
In an excerpt from author Scott Meslow’s book From Hollywood With Love, Hogan recounts his experience auditioning Crowe for the role of his best friend Michael, who was eventually played by Dermot Mulroney in the film. “This is one of the worst table leads I’ve ever had. Russell sat across from Julia. I never saw her,” Hogan said.
According to the director, Crowe read line by line monotonously. “At one point, Julia was literally leaning over the table, staring inches away from Russell’s face, trying to make eye contact. And he wouldn’t look at her.” , Russell came to me and said, “I think it went pretty well.” And then she found out Russell wasn’t going to be on ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding,'” Hogan said.
My best friend’s wedding, which also starred Cameron Diaz and Rupert Everett, was about a woman (Roberts) whose longtime friend revealed she was engaged. , tried to get him just days before the wedding.
The film did well at the global box office and received critical acclaim for its story and performances by the lead cast.
https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/hollywood/russell-crowe-denies-giving-awful-audition-for-my-best-friends-wedding-8211751/ Russell Crowe denies Julia Roberts’ awful audition for ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’: ‘This director’s pure imagination’