“Aladdin” might have remodeled $1 billion in theaters, however star Mena Massoud hasn’t discovered a lot success because the movie’s launch.
In an interview with The Every day Beast printed Tuesday, the 28-year-old actor revealed that he hasn’t had “a single audition” within the wake of the discharge of the live-action remake, which he stars because the titular character.
“I am type of uninterested in staying quiet about it,” Massoud started. “I would like folks to know that it is not at all times dandelions and roses while you’re doing one thing like ‘Aladdin.’ ‘He will need to have made hundreds of thousands. He have to be getting all these gives.'”
He added, “It is none of these issues. I have never had a single audition since ‘Aladdin’ got here out.”
Massoud, who immigrated to Canada from Egypt when he was solely three years outdated, beat out 2,000 different actors for the lead position within the Disney reimagining of the 1992 animated traditional, which additionally stars Will Smith and Naomi Scott.
The movie, which price a whopping $183 million to make, made Massoud a family identify, however surprisingly did not convey him success after. The Every day Beast mentioned they discovered Massoud’s lack of auditions “wild,” but clarified that the star by no means appeared ungrateful within the slightest. So why cannot Massoud even get a single audition?
“It is wild to lots of people,” he mentioned. “Individuals have these concepts of their head. It is like, I am sitting right here being like, OK, Aladdin simply hit $1 billion. Can I no less than get an audition? Like I am not anticipating you to be like, here is Batman. However can I simply get within the room? Like, are you able to simply give me an opportunity? So it is not at all times what you suppose.”
He concluded, “As for whether or not individuals are gonna uncover me from it or what it’ll do, I actually haven’t any clue. I am unable to let you know I understand how issues are going to work out anymore.”
Massoud will subsequent be seen within the Hulu collection “Reprisal” reverse Abigail Breslin, which completed manufacturing earlier than the discharge of “Aladdin.”
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