Two of the most famous magic sagas of the last twenty years have “risked” having a completely different actor as the protagonist. Let’s talk about Harry Potter And Duskwhose great male protagonists passed in front of the star of stranger things Jamie Campbell Bower.
The actor, now on the crest of the wave thanks to his role as Vecnathe villain of the fourth season of the series netflix, indeed, revealed that he was very close to the two famous franchises. guest of Happy, sad, confused podcast he started reporting that years ago he was approached to play Edward Cullen.
“They were very interested in letting me read the role of Edward – he said – They said my dedication to my roles would be interesting, this and that. But it didn’t work out then because it happened around the same time as Sweeney Todd was about to leave“. In the Tim Burton film, Campbell Bower plays the young sailor Anthony Hopethe one who falls in love with the daughter of the evil barber on fleet street.
On this subject, he then added: “I think life was so crazy and hectic back then that it became one of those things that never happened. Then they came to the second movie and said “Hey, wanna come play a bad guy?“. Having indeed lost the role of Edward, the actor born in 1988 is then recruited to interpret Caiusone of the three ancient vampires of the Volturi, originally from New Moon on.
Not only that, as Jamie Campbell said Bower was also up for the role of Harry Potter and then obviously went to Daniel Radcliffe. He remembers the story thus:I was running for Harry. They came to my school looking for potential potters or cast members and chose me from many people“.
What went wrong? Incredible but true, he lost the chance to… a dirty joke. He said: “I met Chris Columbus in London and they asked us to prepare a joke. I had heard why a fairy sits on top of the Christmas tree. It’s really a dirty joke because it’s about a Christmas tree that ends up in someone’s butt… AND I said it at the audition. The silence has fallen. Then I said, “Okay, I spit *** or whatever. Carry on”“.
Also in this case, the interpreter of Stranger Things still managed to be part of the franchise in the role of the young man Grindelwald neither Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 and recently in the spin-offs of fantastic beasts.
Source: Happy and Sad Confused Podcast
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