- Adam Brody mentioned he as soon as auditioned for Chris Pratt’s position in “Guardians of the Galaxy.”
- Talking on the “Only for Selection” podcast, he spoke in regards to the roles he missed out on.
- “I needed that one,” Brody mentioned, including that he thinks Pratt was a “higher” match for the half.
Adam Brody will all the time be remembered by audiences for enjoying Seth Cohen within the teen drama “The O.C.,” nevertheless it seems the actor got here near touchdown one other iconic position.
Talking on the “Only for Selection” podcast, Brody was requested by host Marc Malkin whether or not there have been any roles that he “actually, actually needed” however did not land, Brody responded: “Sure, there have been many.”
The actor rattled off an extended record of movies he auditioned for that he missed out on, together with Justin Bartha’s position in “Gigli,” Orlando Bloom’s half in “Elizabethtown,” and a youthful model of Jim Carrey’s character within the 2003 “Dumb and Dumber” prequel.
Nonetheless, the largest half he missed out on was the position of Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, in “Guardians of the Galaxy,” which ultimately went to Chris Pratt.
Within the James Gunn-directed 2014 Marvel film, which spawned two sequels and a vacation particular, Pratt leads a ragtag group of galactic guardians of their efforts to avoid wasting the universe.
“I needed that one,” Brody mentioned, including that on reflection he thinks Pratt was a “higher” match for the half.
“He’s larger, stronger,” Brody mentioned, laughing. “However tonally, I actually dug it.”
Brody wasn’t the one one to lose out on the position, as based on The Hollywood Reporter, over 200 actors auditioned for the half, together with Zachary Levi and “It is At all times Sunny in Philadelphia” star Glenn Howerton, who was Gunn’s second selection.
Brody added that whereas there have been “not many” superhero films he auditioned for, he did learn for “The Inexperienced Lantern” and “was in a ‘Justice League’ one for a minute, an aborted one.”
Talking about his eventual entry into the style with DC’s “Shazam!” and its sequel “Shazam! Fury of the Gods,” Brody mentioned: “It was a very long time coming and I do not know, it was enjoyable.”
He continued: “It was enjoyable and it was a novelty, and I might positively do extra, however at this level in my life and my profession — and at this level within the saturation of them — it did not really feel like I’ve arrived.”
“It was an attention-grabbing job, to make certain,” mentioned Brody.