Matthew Perry reveals Zac Efron turned down playing a younger version of him in new movie

Matthew Perry reveals Zac Efron turned down playing a younger version of him in new movie

Sorry, 17 Again fans — there won’t be a spiritual sequel to that rom-com.

Sydney Bucksbaum

During an interview on SiriusXM’s Pop Culture Spotlight With Jessica Shaw, Perry revealed he recently wrote a script for a romantic comedy in which he originally intended to star. “I’ve finished a screenplay that we are out with to some people. He said, “I want to direct that.” “I have a small role in it. I wrote it for myself and then realized I’m 20 years too old to play this. We are now trying to cast the lead roles. “

Matthew Perry, Zac Efron

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Perry then revealed he offered the role to Zac Efron, saying the Baywatch star would be his dream pick to play himself. It’s a bit of a full-circle moment, considering Efron played a younger version of Perry in 17 Again, but unfortunately, Efron turned down the part.

He said no, so we have to find someone who will say yes.” Perry explained. Perry also shared his dream casting for the lead romantic interest. “Aubrey Plaza almost did it,” he said. “That would have been perfect, because she’s amazing. There are some dramatic moments in this as well. It would have been perfect if she had come close. ”

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