At the beginning of this year scott meslow public From Hollywood with Love wanting to review the history of the American romantic comedy. In it, he not only dealt with highlighting the main titles, but also delving into their genesis and assessing how they had been developed within the industry. That is why there were anecdotes for all tastes, and there was one that made a lot of noise: according to the words of PJ Hogandirector of My best friend’s Wedding, Russell Crowe had been his first choice to star in the film with Julia Roberts Y Cameron Diaz. However, Crowe auditioned so badly, script reading with Roberts through, that Hogan had to opt for Dermot Mulroney.
“It was one of the worst script readings I’ve ever experienced”Hogan remembered. “Russell was sitting across from Julia. He grabbed the script, stared at it, and didn’t look at Julia once. He read each line in a monotone. At one point Julia was leaning across the table, staring inches from Russell’s face, trying to make eye contact. And he wasn’t looking at her. At the end of the reading Russell came up to me and said ‘I think he’s done well’. And then I knew: Russell was not going to be in My best friend’s Wedding”. The anecdote was funny and thus spread to the media, but months later Crowe has gone to Twitter to deny any relationship with the 1997 film.
Pure imagination on behalf of this director. I did not audition for this film. I have never done a table read with the actress mentioned. Would be funny if it wasn’t so pointless. https://t.co/UxVTD1FYdA
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) October 14, 2022
According to the actor Gladiatorsaid audition never took place and he did not get close to the set of My best friend’s Wedding. “These are pure imaginations on the part of this director. I didn’t audition for this movie. I have never done a script reading with this actress. It would be funny if it wasn’t so dumb.”, declares. He sounds very far-fetched for Hogan to have made something like that up, with so much detail, but Crowe hasn’t said anything more than that. The anecdote is more or less denied, after the actor has recently released I take care of the beermovie directed by Peter Farrelly who co-stars Zack Efron.
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“There was no audition”: Russell Crowe denies that he spoiled his audition for ‘My best friend’s wedding’