Sam Worthington reveals missing out on James Bond after ‘awful’ audition

Sam Worthington reveals missing out on James Bond after ‘awful’ audition

‘Avatar’ star Sam Worthington revealed he missed out on the position of a lifetime as James Bond due to his “terrible audition.”

The British-born Aussie actor, 46, recalled being within the working to grow to be the following martini-drinking undercover agent in 2006, however mentioned self-sabotage in the end led him to overlook out on the half.

Explaining the audition course of he went by means of for the position, Worthington informed Nova FM Fitzy & Wippa that the display screen take a look at noticed him carrying a tuxedo for a scene from the 1963 Bond movie, “From Russia With Love” — starring Sean Connery.

“So that you [have to] stroll in, and there’s the lady within the mattress. You attraction her… And I couldn’t get the killer of Bond down, I simply couldn’t get the attraction, I couldn’t attraction her. The go well with didn’t match man,” he recalled.

Not solely that, however Worthington admitted that he couldn’t fairly nail the British accent right down to a tee — regardless of each of his mother and father being Brits.

“I mentioned, ‘If I do an Australian I’m gonna be the following George Lazenby,’” he mentioned, referencing the Australian actor who solely starred in a single Bond movie. “He solely did one and I didn’t wish to be like that. So I attempted British. It was terrible.”

Daniel Craig performs James Bond within the movie No Time to Die. ©MGM/Courtesy Everett Collectio

Worthington mentioned the accent that got here out of his mouth was nothing wanting “laughable.”

“I appeared like Dick Van Dyke from Mary Poppins. I keep in mind [director] Martin [Campbell] going, ‘Simply do your regular voice. It’s all cool man,’” he added.

Unsurprisingly, a number of different names belonging to the Hollywood elite additionally tried their hand at auditioning for Bond at one level or one other, together with Sam Neill and Mel Gibson, Worthington notes.

The position of Bond in the end went to Daniel Craig, who went on to star in a complete of 5 007 movies.

However issues labored out for Worthington ultimately, after he landed a lead position in “Avatar” — the highest-grossing movie of all time.

He then reprised his position as Jake Sully in “Avatar 2: The Method of Water” which was one more box-office hit.

The position of Sully was initially supplied to Matt Damon, who regrettably turned it down regardless of being supplied a staggering 10% of earnings.

The position was initially supplied to Matt Damon, who was given the choice of 10% of the earnings, however turned it down.

The deal would have gotten him at the very least $250 million. Ouch.

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