James Marsden reveals that he turned down the role of Magic Mike out of fear that he would “ just be an extra person running in the series ”
He has a string of hit movies to his name including The Notebook, Lee Daniel’s The Butler, Superman Returns, and the X-Men movie series.
But one of the blockbuster hits James Marsden went through was the popular comedy Magic Mike.
During an appearance on The James Corden Show Late ShowMarsden, 47, has admitted that he now regrets turning down the role he was offered in the Steven Soderberg movie.
Fear of g-string: James Marsden, 47, admitted he regretted turning down the role he was offered in the 2012 movie Magic Mike about male strippers and said it was due to a “ lack of courage. ”
“ There were some things that I said no in the past that I am glad I said no, and some things that maybe if I could get it back, I would do it again, ” the actor told Corden Tuesday night. .
Marsden explained that he died on his part due to “lack of courage.”
He joked, “ I had a fear that I would be freed from the movie and all my lines would be cut off and I’d just be an extra runner in the series.
“I have friends and family who still think it is a wise idea for me not to do that because they don’t want to see me that way,” he added.
Missed opportunity: He joked to James Corden on The Late Late, “ I had a fear that I would be freed from the movie and all my lines would be cut off and I’d just be an extra runner in the series. Tuesday show
Box Office Hit: Magic Mike focuses on the character Channing Tatum making a living as a stripper at the Executive Strip Club in Tampa, Florida, co-starring Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer and Matthew McConaughey
Relief: Marsden added: “I have friends and family who still think it’s a wise idea for me not to do it because they don’t want to see me that way.”
Magic Mike was released in 2012, and it stars Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, and Matthew McConaughey.
The comedic drama centers on the character Tatum Mike who makes a living as a stripper at the Xquisite Strip Club in Tampa, Florida, and who is owned by a former Dallas stripper, who is played by McConaughey.
The movie cemented Tatum as a leading man and also helped cement the big screen careers of Joe Manganiello and Matt Boomer.
TV roles: Marsden was recently seen on the small screen, in Netflix’s Dead To Me with Christina Applegate, left, and HBO’s Westworld, with Talulah Riley, right
Movie Star: He also has a string of hit movies to his name including The Notebook, Lee Daniel’s The Butler, Superman Returns, and the X-Men series of films (pictured: Cyclops in X-Men 2)