Gyllenhaal recalls disastrous Frodo audition
Jake Gyllenhaal has revealed that he once auditioned for the part of Frodo in Lord Of The Rings, describing at length how the audition didn’t go to plan.
Elijah Wood was eventually cast in the role of Frodo Baggins, starring in the film trilogy from 2001-2003.
However, Gyllenhaal appeared on The Tonight Show last night (March 21), telling host Jimmy Fallon that he “bombed” during his audition for the role.
“I didn’t have any lines to say, it was just stage directions,” Gyllenhaal explained. “I had to go into this room, open this thing and find the ring.”
“I didn’t really understand because there were no lines, so I just walked up and opened it up and asked ‘Is that good?'” Gyllenhaal added before saying that Peter Jackson’s response was simply a disappointed facepalm.
He continued: “Then I had a scene with lines where everyone had a British accent and I didn’t do one. [Jackson] turned to me and goes ‘You are the worst actor that I have ever seen. Did anyone tell you your supposed to have an accent? Well fire your agents'”.
Gyllenhaal also revealed how he was also turned down for a part in 2000 teen comedy Dude, Where’s My Car?, which later starred Ashton Kutcher and Seann William Scott.
Watch Gyllenhaal describe his disastrous auditions below.
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