6 Stars Who Thought They Bombed Their YA Movie Audition, But Still Got the Part
There are tons of reasons why actors get turned down for major movie roles. Sometimes, schedules don’t work out. Other times, casting directors have a specific actor in mind for hte part they’re trying to fill. And then, of course, there’s always the situation where stars go in to read for a role and end up bombing it hardcore.
Actors and actresses are obviously their own own worst critics, so while they often leave an audition thinking they effed up majorly, people on the outside don’t always agree. You can only imagine the surprise the following YA movie stars felt after they truly believed they bombed an important try-out, only to eventually land the gig.
Role: Sutter, The Spectacular Now
They say third time's a charm, but in TSN's case, it was third actor.
"[My first audition] didn’t go very well," Miles told The Huffington Post. "I don't usually audition poorly, but this was one of the bad ones. I felt like I was acting, and that's a bad sign. I asked for another audition. I did that audition and it went a little better, but then I heard Thomas McDonell was playing the part; they kind of had their cast. There was a different director at that time: Lee Toland Krieger. A year later, it came back around with James Ponsoldt involved, only Nicholas Hoult. had the offer."
But even though he bombed the audition and was technically the film's third Sutter, Miles eventually fought his way to the top and reigned victorious.