Zoey Deutch is the daughter of actor-director Lea Thompson and director Howard Deutch. She rose to prominence for her performance in the film Everybody Wants Some!! Zoey Deutch was recently surprised during her appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
Jimmy Fallon was able to secure previously unseen footage from Zoey Deutch’s one scene in the 2012 Marvel film The Amazing Spider-Man. During an interview on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Thursday, the Not Okay actress discussed her cameo in the superhero film as a teenager.
“I played ‘girl in the bathroom who got attacked by the lizard coming out of the toilet.’ I’m sure you guys all saw me in that, right?…I had no lines.”
“I was so excited, and for whatever reason, they used that scene as the teaser at Comic-Con and so people thought I had a big part and kept saying to me like, ‘Oh my God, you’re the star of the Amazing Spider-Man. I didn’t know.’ And I was like, ‘I didn’t either.’ But I went to the theaters and I was cut out of the movie. So it doesn’t really have a happy ending.”
Fortunately, Fallon informed her that he had the clip due to “friends in high places.” Deutch was definitely taken aback when he performed it for her and the crowd. Following the showing of the clip, Deutch joked, “Wow, that was interesting. CGI has gotten a lot better in the last ten years. And I hope my acting [has] too.”
Deutch’s cut appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man would not be the last missed opportunity she would face and overcome. On the Lights, Camera, Barstool podcast, Deutch discussed auditioning for the role of Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, which famously went to Jennifer Lawrence, stating it’s the role she’s most disappointed in not getting.
“I screen tested for Katniss but knew I didn’t get it because in the screen test, he was like, ‘Why don’t you read this other part?’ Literally. But, yeah, that one was a little painful.”
Deutch also recounted being onstage at a recent awards event, when she presented an award for best-limited series and said that “every single one that was nominated, I had auditioned [for] and not gotten.”
“During the pandemic, there were only, like, four projects that I auditioned for that I really wanted. And all four of them, I was like, ‘And the award goes to … ‘”
“I wanted to be like, ‘And the award doesn’t go to [me]. Don’t worry, if you lose, I lost too. I didn’t get any of these parts!'”
Meanwhile, during her segment with Fallon, Deutch, whose mother is actress Lea Thompson, revealed that she always knew she wanted to become an actor. She also shared a clip of herself and her mother. Her mother was being interviewed 20 years ago, and when asked if her daughter wanted to follow in her footsteps, a young Deutch answered the question for her.
“I really want to be an actress.”
“Oh, that’s the first time I heard of that. Because you see it’s so glamorous?” she teasingly asked her daughter since she happened to be getting glammed up during the segment. “No,” Deutch said smiling. “Well, that’s part of it.”
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