Michael Sheen Recalls Rejection Days

Monday, 31 October 2011, 08:42 Hrs
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London: Actor Michael Sheen says that in spite of being a good actor, he was initially rejected from movie roles because the bosses wanted a bigger name to attract audiences.

"I was going up for films, it was just audition after audition, and people would say, 'Well, you're the best actor we've seen, you're perfect for this part - but the studio needs a bigger actor, they need a bigger name.' So there was a lot of that for a period of time," femalefirst.co.uk quoted the 42-year-old as saying.

Sheen, who has a 12-year-old daughter, Lily, with ex-girlfriend Kate Beckinsale, also revealed that how things changed and he started getting bigger roles when he decided to quit from showbiz.

"It was always sort of a weird combination where Kate sort of felt - she'd never gone to drama school, so she felt like I was doing very worthy work, and she felt unworthy at times - which was never true.

"But on the other hand I felt like, 'Oh I wish I was having more success in film.' So that was quite frustrating. And actually it was only once I said right, that's it, I'm going to forget about a film career and just do what I do, then almost immediately it happened," he added.
Source: IANS
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