Lena Dunham misplaced movie position aged 12 after refusing to «smile on command»

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Lena Dunham failed her audition for the movie Using In Vehicles With Boys after she refused to smile “on command”.

The actor and author, greatest recognized for HBO collection Ladies, recalled the audition on SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Present, when she was requested if she’d met anybody linked to one among Dunham’s favorite movies, A League Of Their Personal.

She defined that she beforehand encountered director Penny Marshall throughout an audition, aged 12, for her 2001 movie Using In Vehicles With Boys. Her position, nonetheless, was given to another person after she refused to cooperate throughout an introductory activity.

“I perceive why I didn’t get the position,” Dunham stated. “As a result of she requested all of the younger actors to say our title, our top, the place we have been from, and smile… and I stated, ‘I’m Lena, I’m from New York, and I don’t smile on command.’ And Penny Marshall stated, ‘it’s known as performing, honey.’”

Wanting again on the audition, Dunham helps Marshall’s choice. “The factor is, she was proper,” she added. “Would you rent an actor who’s like, ‘I’m sorry, I can’t smile on command?’

“The factor is, I’m with Penny on this one. I keep in mind going house and understanding that I had ‘screwed the pooch’ so to talk, and my mom says that I laid in mattress and for like per week moaned ‘my profession is over.’”

Primarily based on the autobiography by Beverly Donofrio, Using In Vehicles With Boys starred Drew Barrymore, Steve Zahn, Brittany Murphy and James Woods. It was the final movie directed by Marshall, who handed away aged 75 in 2018.

In April this 12 months, Dunham celebrated the tenth anniversary of Ladies with an essay on the present’s creation. After it premiered in 2012, the present ran for six seasons and concluded in April 2017.


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