Avatar: The Way of Water recently hit the theatres. The movie star Sam Worthington recently revealed that he gave an audition for the role of James Bond. However, he recalled how he failed to bag the role.
Sam Worthington recalls the disastrous audition
The actor, who can be seen in Avatar: The Way of Water, was one of the finalists to play 007 in 2006’s Casino Royale, but lost out to Daniel Craig.
Speaking to Variety, Worthington revealed that he had “no idea what [he] was doing” when screen testing in front of producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson, adding that he wasn’t a great fit for the role.
“I could play Bond as a killer, but I couldn’t get the debonair down for the life of me,” he recalled. “The suit did not fit. I had no idea what I was doing.”
Worthington, who plays Jake Sully in Avatar and its sequel, compared Broccoli and Wilson to James Cameron, the brains behind the sci-fi franchise, saying: “They are so detailed and meticulous. They are protective and passionate about this series.
“What I learned is that you listen to these people. It’s the same thing with James Cameron. He’s done all the research and there’s nothing you can’t ask him that he doesn’t have an answer for,” he continued.
The Way of Water, recently released 13 years after the first film. The movie got released on Friday to positive reviews, grossing just under $450 million worldwide across its opening weekend. The film is the second instalment in a planned five-film franchise, with the third entry currently being filmed.
Director and writer Cameron recently spoke to Digital Spy about The Way of Water, saying he wanted the film to have real “stakes.”
“We want to surprise. We want to engage you,” he said. “We want to surprise you so that you don’t know what’s going to happen next. So that, OK, maybe somebody could die. Maybe there are real stakes here.”