Michael B. Jordan is one of the most established actors in Hollywood. Having strong roles from the very beginning of his career, such as playing Wallace in The Wire, he’s played Warmonger in Black Panther as well as the role of Apollo Creed’s son in Creed, which is a spin-off of the Rocky series.
Even though he is doing well as an actor, even he has bad experiences in the field. While appearing on the podcast Just For Variety, the actor revealed that he ended up with a bad experience in an audition for a role in J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
I think that was probably my worst audition to date. I think it was I couldn’t wrap my brain around some of the sides because you know when you’re reading for these high-level projects, there’s never really any specificity in the sides. Everything’s like super vague; everything is in secret. Reading through, I just couldn’t connect it. I definitely bombed that one for sure.
It seems that Jordan was not the only actor who ended up tanking their audition. According to IndieWire, Marvel’s Spider-Man actor Tom Holland also ended up bombing his audition for the role of John Boyega’s character Finn. He gave a statement to Backstage Magazine explaining what went down.
I was like four or five auditions in, and I think I was auditioning for John Boyega’s role. I remember doing this scene with this lady, bless her, and she was just a drone. So I was doing all of this, like, ‘We gotta get back to the ship!’ And she was going, ‘Bleep, bloop bloop, bleep bloop.’ I just couldn’t stop laughing. I found it so funny. And I felt really bad, because she was trying really hard to be a convincing android or drone or whatever they’re called. Yeah, I obviously didn’t get the part. That wasn’t my best moment.
While both of the actors didn’t get to part of the Star Wars universe, they are part of the MCU, which is nothing short of the galactic franchise. They’re doing very well in the industry, and that’s what matters in the end.[Via]