Mads Mikkelsen walked out of Fantastic Four audition
The Danish star was most likely up for the role of movie villain Dr. Doom.
Doctor Strange star Mads Mikkelsen walked out of his audition for the Fantastic Four flop, because he knew the role was not for him.
In a new interview with ShortList, the Danish actor reveals he was up for a leading role in the 2015 film - probably that of villain Dr. Doom - but his first meeting with casting agents was a disaster.
"I think I actually said, 'I can’t do it. It’s not about you. I’m sorry, this is wrong'."
Mads, who played the bad guy in last year's (16) Marvel epic Doctor Strange, dodged a bullet, because the star-studded blockbuster was one of the year's biggest flops, and Toby Kebbell, who was cast as Dr. Doom, regretted being part of it.
The actor, who appears in the new King Kong movie, reveals the film roles offered to him temporarily dried up after Fantastic Four hit cinemas in August, 2015.
"As an actor, you're conscious that your career is at stake with each job, especially on these larger productions," he explained in an interview in late 2015. "A film like that comes out, and I'm being sent maybe four scripts in a week, and those scripts go to zero when it doesn't come out successful (sic)."
Kebbell regrets not voicing his opinions on the set of the film, insisting the project would have been better received by fans and critics alike if he had.
"The fans aren't wrong," he says. "The fans want what they want to see and if they don't get satisfaction, they let you know. I appreciate that as a performer. I don't know if I learned anything from Doom, apart from, perhaps, when I see something I don't agree with, to voice that immediately."
The actor isn't the only Fantastic Four star who was upset by the finished product and the poor reviews - Kate Mara couldn't even bring herself to watch the film, and director Josh Trank attacked his own movie upon its release in August (15), tweeting, "A year ago I had a fantastic version of this. And it would've received great reviews. You'll probably never see it. That's reality though."
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