Singer Ronan Keating says he badly messed up an audition for the lead role in "Moulin Rouge" back in 2001.
Singer Ronan Keating says he badly messed up an audition for the lead role in “Moulin Rouge” back in 2001.
The 38-year-old “Life Is a Roller Coaster” hitmaker said he way young and it was tough for him to act, reported Digital Spy.
“Baz Luhrmann brought me in, it was very awkward, I was very young and I had no idea how to act. Sometimes when you do this and you’re a performer, you presume you can do everything.
“…If you’ve seen the movie where Nicole Kidman is coming on to Ewan McGregor, so she’s climbing up his leg and trying to take his trousers off and Baz’s wife was playing Nicole Kidman’s part (in the audition). It was dreadful and it was shocking and I was terrible and obviously I didn’t get the part,” Keating said.
The singer also reveled that Leonardo DiCaprio also tried for the part but did not get it either.
“It was funny because I was out having a drink with Leonardo DiCaprio a few years ago, as you do, because he’d also read for the movie believe it or not, he didn’t get it.
“I said, ‘Man I was so bad, I read for that part and it was embarrassing’ and he said, ‘Ronan don’t worry about it, I sang and I was terrible, it happens to all of us’,” he said.