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Diaries The film could have been much different if Britney Spears had starred opposite Ryan Gosling in the film. An audition tape of Spears for the lead role of Allie was shared online, and the film’s casting director says she beat out many of the best young actresses at the time.
“Britney beat out many of the best actresses of the time. Scarlett Johansson, Claire Danes, Kate Bosworth, Amy Adams, Jamie King and Mandy Moore auditioned for the role. Britney beat them all out. Everyone,” said casting director Matthew Perry. “It was that year he wanted the part.” daily Mail.
Barry said the singer “was not just good, she was exceptional” in the role. In the audition tape, Spears reads lines to Allie during a pivotal scene in which the fictional character reveals her plans to marry another man. Spears slowly begins to cry as she continues her lines that prove her emotional range and acting abilities.
The role ultimately went to newcomer Rachel McAdams, which Spears was ultimately grateful to because she wasn’t happy with the costumes she had to wear.
“Diaries The casting came down to me and Rachel McAdams, and although it was fun to reconnect with Ryan Gosling after our time… Mickey Mouse Club“I’m glad I didn’t do that,” Spears recalled in her memoir. The woman inside me“If that were the case, instead of working on my In the Zone album, I would be acting like a 1940s heiress day and night.”
Spears would eventually give up pursuing acting because she didn’t have a good time after her filming experience Crossroads. In her memoir, Spears talks about her struggles with method acting as she struggled to “get out of character” when she wasn’t filming.
“I really became this other person. Some people do method acting, but they’re usually self-conscious about the fact that they’re doing it. But I’ve never had any breakup,” Spears says.
“I hope I never go near that occupational hazard again. Living this way, being half yourself and half a fictional character, is absurd. And after a while, you won’t know what’s real anymore.”
Watch Spears’ audition tape for Diaries In the video posted below.
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