Washington [US]: Actor Russell Crowe has spoken back to a book excerpt posted months ago, which probably most recently got here to the Oscar-winner’s attention.
According to Deadline, in the excerpt from Scott Meslow’s book ‘From Hollywood With Love’ director PJ Hogan says he at first attempted to cast Crowe because the movie’s titular high-quality friend opposite soon-to-be-Oscar winner Julia Roberts. However, as with the director, Crowe first had to be ok’d via Roberts, who had casting approval. So he allegedly set up a desk read.
Hogan stated in the book, “It was one of the worst table reads I’ve ever seen. Russell was seated contrary Julia. He gripped that script, and he stared at that script, and he failed to have a look at her as soon as. He read every line in a monotone. At one point, Julia was leaning over the table, staring inches from Russell’s face, looking to make eye contact. And he would not examine her.”
“At the end of the studying, Russell came up to me and stated, ‘I idea that went quite nicely.’ And then I knew: Russell ” not going to be in My Best Friend’s Wedding,” he brought, suggested Deadline.
Responding to these claims, Crowe took to Twitter and said that he does no longer recall it in that manner. In reality, he does not recollect it at all.
“Pure creativeness on behalf of this director. I did not audition for this movie. I even have never performed a desk study with the actress noted. Would be humorous if it wasn’t so unnecessary,” he wrote.
Meanwhile, Crowe has been busy in Rome, where he met with Mayor Roberto Gualtieri and a universal plaque indicating he’s an “ambassador” for Rome worldwide, according to Deadline.