Mads Mikkelsen has opened up about his audition for Fantastic Four over a decade ago.
Mads Mikkelsen’s Brush With The Fantastic Four
Mikkelsen has appeared in quite a few franchises: James Bond, Star Wars, MCU, the upcoming Indiana Jones 5 and in the next installment of the Fantastic Beasts franchise. Now he talked about his experience auditioning for Fantastic Four (2005).
He auditioned for the role of Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic which then later went to Ioan Gruffudd. While talking to Vulture Mads Mikkelsen stated:
“[Actually] a good friend of mine got it, Ioan Gruffudd. I know a lot of casting is just first impressions – is there anything there that reminds the producer and the director of the character they’re looking for? But I find it rude to ask people to come into a room and say one line while pretending you have 80-foot arms like the rubber man.
Grab that cup of coffee over there’ – it’s like, Are you crazy? There’s not even a scene here. It was kind of humiliating.”
It sounds like he doesn’t regret missing out on the role.
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