Joe Jonas opens up about losing Spider-Man role to Andrew Garfield
“I was so, so excited,” says actor-musician of auditioning for 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man.
In an interview with Variety, Jonas talked about auditioning for the role of Peter Parker in director Marc Webb’s 2012 superhero movie The Amazing Spider-Man, a role which ultimately went to Andrew Garfield. The British Garfield would go on to reprise the part in 2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and last year’s Spider-Man: No Way Home.
When asked if he could recall a role that he lost to the Jonas Brothers, the actor-musician replied, “I can probably name a couple.” You’re either destroyed or defeated in that moment. But you realize that this person was brilliant. I can remember being up for Spider-Man years ago and being so excited that Andrew Garfield won it. ” “Obviously, he’s the right one,” he says. However, he recalls that it was a big deal at the time, calling back for callbacks, and the director used be a music video director. So I was like, “I got an in here.” But you know what? I love auditioning and having to prove myself. ”
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Jonas also revealed that his wife, Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner, helped him tape his audition for Devotion. He calls his wife his “toughest critic”, and says that being married to a “phenomenal actor” means that “you have to bring your A game.” “
I’m going to feel nervous, but she’s super helpful and I feel like such a great acting coach to guide me through this. I have to thank her. ”
Directed by JD Dillard, and based on real events, Devotion details the relationship between Jonathan Majors’ U.S. Navy aviator Jesse L. Brown and Glen Powell’s fellow pilot Tom Hudner while Jonas portrays a friend and colleague of the two lead characters.
“The film is a true story about the first African-American naval air force pilot and his band of brothers,” Jonas recently told EW. “I play Marty Goode. He is the class clown. He breaks down the intense energy that some of these guys are having and the situations they find themselves in. He also backs it with experience, he has been in the navy for a while, so he knows how to make jokes. “
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