“They’re very high class”: Ryan Reynolds’ Horrific Audition for Coen Brothers Film Made Directors Question If He Even Had a Hollywood SAG Card

Ryan Reynolds dished about auditioning for Coen brothers.

ryan reynolds’ horrific audition for coen brothers film made directors question if he even had a hollywood sag card

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  • Ryan Reynolds has established himself among the high-profile actors in the entertainment world
  • Not every audition was meant to go well which is what happened when he auditioned for the Coen brothers's project.
  • He once recalled a horrific audition for a project where the Coen brothers turned him down.
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Ryan Reynolds has established himself among the high-profile actors in the entertainment world due to his impeccable talent. But before gaining the A-lister status, he too had to audition for projects. Just like anything, not every audition was meant to go well which is what happened when he auditioned for the Coen brothers’s project.

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From gaining recognition through the television industry, he solidified his status as a leading man by working on several projects including playing the anti-hero character, Deadpool in the X-Men franchise. He once recalled a horrific audition for a project where the Coen brothers turned him down. 

Ryan Reynolds Recalled Auditioning for Coen Brothers’ Movie

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During a 2016 interview with Taraji P. Henson for Variety’s Actors on Actors series, The Proposal actor talked about one of his last auditions which didn’t go well. He auditioned for the Coen brothers – Joel Daniel Coen and Ethan Jesse Coen on a project before “Hail, Caesar!” 

He told the actress, 

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“I auditioned and failed for the Coen brothers.”

Ryan Reynolds continued to share more details about the failed audition, 

“It wasn’t the right fit, mostly because they’re very high class. They were just quietly shaking their heads, like, ‘What are you doing here? Do you have a SAG card?’”

While the Deadpool actor was tight-lipped about the project he failed in the interview, it would seemingly be the duo’s Inside Llewyn Davis, which was released in 2013.

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Since, he had already mentioned that the movie was before Hail, Caesar! came out, it only points to Oscar Issac’s film. However, this was just the tip of the iceberg as he went on to share about his worst audition. 

Ryan Reynolds Talked About His Worst Audition!

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Dishing about his worst audition, he confessed in the same Variety interview about not being a ‘great auditioner.’ But, things went quite difficult for him as he had to sing in that audition. 

He told the Hidden Figures actress, 

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“I think pretty much most of them. I was never a great auditioner. But I had one where I had to sing, and I’m a nervous singer.”

He continued, 

“I’m one of those people that … you know when you’re in the shower, and you’re like, ‘This is pretty good?’ But once I get out into the real world, it’s just like my voice turns into a hammer that hits everybody in the face.”

He further gave an insight into how it was one of his bad auditions due to the whole singing fiasco. 

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“So I did an audition where I had to sing, and it was pretty bad. It’s one of those auditions that was so bad that I look back and I think, ‘What if that tape surfaces at some point? That’ll be the death of me.’ Yeah. That was pretty awful.”

While he did not disclose the project’s name, his career still rocketed due to his compelling screen presence. He gained global fame with Wade Wilson/Deadpool role. He is set to reprise his role in the upcoming Deadpool 3 which is slated for May 4, 2024 release.

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