Hugh Jackman says he auditioned for the position of Sandra Bullock’s love curiosity, FBI agent Eric Matthews, in “Miss Congeniality,” however misplaced out on the half.
Jackman advised Selection his agent made him audition since he had been provided “Someone Like You” with Ashley Judd and can be in a greater place to barter his deal if he obtained the position reverse Bullock.
“No one knew ‘X-Men’ yet,” Jackman advised the publication. “I was a nobody.”
When Jackman learn traces with Bullock, he mentioned he couldn’t sustain together with her.
“‘Holy s**t! She’s amazing! And so quick and fast. I’m not even vaguely up to speed here.’ I was pedaling as fast as I could, but I didn’t know the script well enough,” he recalled.
Jackman mentioned it was the primary time he’d ever examined with one other actor, and that he wasn’t anticipating to see Bullock on the audition.
“It was the first time I’d tested [with another actor],” he mentioned. “I was impressed that she was in there. I didn’t expect her to be in there. I’m guessing eight people she tested with.”
The position ended up going to Benjamin Bratt.
“That’s humiliating, when your agent says, ‘I don’t want you to get this job, but just go get it.’ And then you don’t get it,” Jackman quipped.
Jackman mentioned the timing was not in his favor; he’d auditioned for “Miss Congeniality” after he wrapped filming as Wolverine in “X-Men” however the film hadn’t been launched but.