The Spider-Man who almost was.
It’s no secret that working in showbiz comes with its fair share of rejections, and now Joe Jonas has opened up about what it’s like to almost miss out on his dream role.
While speaking, an episode of a Just for a change On the podcast this week, the Jonas Brothers bandmate revealed that he auditioned for the title role The amazing Spiderman. The film was released in 2012, starring Emma Stone, Gwen Stacy and Andrew Garfield.
Andrew donned the suit in a total of three films, most recently playing it again in last year’s film Spider-Man: There’s No Way Home in which past and present Spideys, Tobey Maguire and Tom Holland joined forces.
Trying out for the iconic part is a notoriously rigorous process, with Tom, the current Spider-Man, having done it before it turned out that he submitted five self-tapes and auditioned eight times over five months before finally appearing in 2015.
And despite being best known for his music career, Joe was keen to audition and recalled his excitement during the lengthy casting process.
“I remember wanting Spider-Man years ago and being so excited, and that was the year Andrew Garfield got it. He was obviously the right one,” she revealed.
“I remember it was a big deal at the time, I applied for a recall,” she said, explaining that she already had one foot in the door thanks to her connections with the film’s director, Marc Webber, who had previously worked on music videos. .
Looking back on the experience, Joe reflected on the difficulties of Hollywood rejection and how to overcome it, saying, “Right now, you’re going to die or lose. But you’ll figure it out [the person who got the part] it was brilliant.”
Regardless of the outcome, the singer said he still loved the opportunity to grow as an actor during the casting process.
“But you know what? I love the audition process and proving yourself,” she said. “It should never be a prank for anyone.”
Interestingly, around the time auditions for the role were held in 2010, there was widespread fan chatter about Joe being the next Spider-Man. Demi Lovato he even jumps on the bandwagon to trend the hashtag: #joejonas4spiderman.
Fast forward a decade, Joe has put the past behind him and is focusing on his role in the brand new film, Devotion.
By the way this During the audition, the 33-year-old enlisted the help of an amazing acting coach – who happens to be his wife, Sophie Turner.
“Obviously I love acting and I’ve always wanted to get back into it. And it was just like any other audition process,” he said. “I put myself on tape and called back on tape, met director JD [Dillard]we talked about the project and it went from there.”
“When you’ve got a wife like Sophie Turner, who’s a phenomenal actress, filming you and walking you through it, you’ve got to bring your A-game,” he said of working on self-tape at the height of the pandemic. .
He continued: “He is my toughest critic. Yes, I will be a little nervous [but she’s] super helpful and I feel like a great acting coach to guide me through this. And I have him to thank.”