Charlize Theron almost landed another role in Tom Hanks’ That Thing You Do!
This thing you do! It came out 25 years ago and Tom Hanks revealed that Charlize Theron almost ended up with a different role.
Tom, 65, who wrote and starred in the musical, revealed what happened in the writing, casting and shooting of the film as he reflects on his birthday.
The actor shared the lasting impression made by then-unknown Charlize who played Tina Powers in the 1996 film about a pop rock band trying to emulate the Beatles.
However, during her first audition, she had other ideas about the role she wanted.
According to Tom, Charlize, who was only 19 at the time, “read the very first day” of the auditions, and if it were up to her, she wouldn’t have finished playing the little girl. friend of Guy “Shades” Patterson. .
Tom shared, “She said, ‘Look, I know I can play Tina, but I want to play Faye. “I said, ‘I get it,’ but what I was thinking in my head was, ‘You’re too much of a supernova to play Faye.’ ‘
The role of Jimmy’s girlfriend Faye ultimately went to Liv Tyler after she caught Tom’s attention with not only his dazzling movie star appearance, but his talent and personality as well.
Tom, who played Mr. Amos White, confessed that Charlize’s casting “was such a hit”, while producer Ed Saxon told him they had just “met a movie star” after meeting her. during hearings.
“She was smart, glamorous, and had a phenomenal sense of humor, and when she said the words you were like ‘there’s a whole character out there,’ Saxon said.
Despite rave reviews of her initial audition, Charlize herself doesn’t have fond memories of it, she voiced on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert in 2018.
‘It was not good! I don’t know why he gave me the part, I mean, honestly, ”she exclaimed.
This thing you do! This was only Theron’s second project in her career, and she has become a household name.
Now 46 and a three-time Oscar nominee, the actress won Best Actress for her role in Monster in 2004.
She has also appeared in titles such as Atomic Blonde, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Snow White and the Huntsman.
The star’s next project will be a sequel to the Netflix adaptation of The Old Guard.
Charlize appeared in the first film and has confirmed that production will begin in early 2022.
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