Mads Mikkelsen Reveals He Walked Out of His FANTASTIC FOUR Audition
Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen might be known in the Hollywood industry for playing baddies– Le Chiffre in Casino Royale, Hannibal Lecter in NBC’s Hannibal, and Kaecilius in Marvel’s Doctor Strange. While he’s a big star in his own homeland and in Hollywood, one thing that he revealed during an interview with Shortlist is that he walked out of his audition for the Fantastic Four reboot. What role? Presumably for Doctor Doom.
“I think I walked out on the FANTASTIC FOUR [audition]. I think I actually said, ‘I can’t do it. It’s not about you, I’m sorry, this is wrong.’ I’ve had tons of them. We’ve all been there. We all show up and it’s a little office room with a desk and some books and they want you to do a scene where you had two lines– maybe not even two lines– maybe just ‘Bleurgh!’ or ‘Get back!’ And you’re hiding behind a palm tree that’s not there. It’s like, ‘Guys, couldn’t you have picked a different kind of scene to do this? This is freaking mad.’ You feel like an idiot.”
One thing for sure is that it was a sigh of relief that he wasn’t part of that film since it starred Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller, Kate Mara, and Jamie Bell and wasn’t well that received.
But we enjoyed Mikkelsen playing the baddie (once again) in Doctor Strange and playing Jyn Erso’s father in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Win!