Millie Bobby Brown won't be regretting many career choices to date, but one near opportunity could have made her standing even greater than it is now. The 13-year old Stranger Things star has already signed on for the Warner Brothers sequel Godzilla: King of Monsters and while she was sitting down for Variety's ongoing series Actors on Actors, the England native recalled her time auditioning for Logan.
The role of Laura/X-23 would eventually go to youngster Dafne Keen who performed to such an extent that talk of a spinoff has already taken place. Brown does not have any regrets from the experience, using the moment to spur her onto other bold projects.
MBB: Barbie Sucked, But Logan Was Next Level
Enjoying a chat with the more accomplished Evan Rachel Wood, the Westworld actress quizzed her younger compatriot about the worst time she had in an audition room. It would turn out to be none other than a commercial for Barbie, an experience that was as bad as it sounds.
"It was very awkward. It was hard," she recalled. "I had to jump up and down. They gave me this, I don't even know what it was, it was just this thing I had to hold and stand up and play pretend with this other girl."
Turning attention to better times, it had to be going toe-to-toe with Hugh Jackman and James Mangold.
"The best audition for me was Wolverine. I went for Logan, I went for the little girl (X-23) and I watched it. She (Dafne Keen) was incredible, but I went for it. It meant so much to me. I was filming Stranger Things and I was like, 'It's going to be amazing, I'm going to really prepare,' and I sat in my room reading the lines. Honestly, for me, I felt so, I felt an actor, in the audition room, hitting Hugh Jackman, and James Mangold sitting right in front of me. I was like, 'Oh my goodness!' It was one of the best auditions."
Logan A Direct Audience Response To Fan Exhaustion
A new video from Nerdwriter1 titled Logan: Superhero Movies Get Old examined why the 2017 action drama was so well received by fans and critics. Analyzing the elements that made it special, he went into four types of genre that brakes from tradition.
The first of which is burlesque - where the movie goes so over the top with humor to the point where it is a parody (Deadpool); nostalgia - self explanatory; demythologization (No Country for Old Men, Chinatown) and reaffirmation (The Dark Knight).
Using a Western classic Shane, Mangold overlaps sections of demythologization, nostalgia and reaffirmation. Nerdwriter1 argues that Logan is the bookend of what Bryan Singer started with the 2000 original X-Men, walking away from the usual tropes that the audience has become overly-accustomed to.
Fingers crossed this is on the mark and studio's continue to take risks and venture outside convention.