Chris Evans is most popularly known for his Marvel character name Captain America. The 42 years old handsome star enjoys a massive fan following and is widely appreciated for his work. Apart from his spectacular work in Marvel movies, he has also given some notable performances in films like Knives Out, Fantastic Four, Before We Go, The Losers, The Perfect Score, and more. Despite playing some remarkable roles, the actor once lost a crucial role to another star.
Ghosted actor Ryan Gosling once auditioned for the same role in a film, however, luck favored the Barbie star, who landed the part.
Chris Evans lost an important role to Ryan Gosling even after his perfect audition
Avengers: Endgame actor is among the most successful actors in the industry and counted among the highest-paid ones. Before he auditioned for a role in Fracture, he was already a known star with movies like Fantastic Four, Not Another Teen Movie, and more.
According to Cinema Blend, Chris Evans had auditioned for the lead character in the film Fracture, as it could have become a stepping stone for more serious roles. The actor shared that he had given his best audition for the role, but it went to Ryan Gosling.
Ryan Gosling in Fracture (2007)
“You know which one was a close one? Fracture. Remember Fracture with Ryan Gosling? I honestly have never had a better audition in my life. I hate auditioning. Despise it. I think most actors do, but I got that one and knocked it right out. And it was so great and I had such a great rapport with the director and really felt like it was coming my way.”
Though the role did not work out for Evans, the movie was not a blockbuster as he had expected. Fracture earned $92 million at the box office.
Ryan Gosling on working with Anthony Hopkins in Fracture
Fracture was the first movie in which Ryan Gosling played the role of a serious lawyer who is trying to prosecute an unrepentant murderer. In an interview with MTV, the actor opened up about his role,
“I liked him because he’s supposed to be the good guy, but he’s really not that good. He’s a narcissistic, selfish, cocky guy, and he’s OK with it — just as long as he doesn’t officially become a bad guy. In this movie, he’s presented with this situation: If he lets this woman die for a promotion, he’s going to be someone he doesn’t want to be. So he reluctantly [takes on the case], and every time he has to do the right thing, it’s a pain in the ass. I thought that was interesting.”
Sir Anthony Hopkins in Fracture (2007)
Talking about working with his idol and legendary actor, Anthony Hopkins, the Barbie star said,
“Working with him was fascinating — he’s constantly creating. He’s a painter, he’s a writer, he’s a director, he’s a composer — he’s a great actor. He just never stops.”
The film Fracture was a psychological legal crime thriller released in 2007. Gregory Hoblit was the director of the film.
Source- Cinema Blend
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