Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz: I was nearly cast in X‑Men Origins: Wolverine
Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz has revealed he lost out on a role in X‑Men Origins: Wolverine to Lord Of The Rings actor Dominic Monaghan.
Words: Emily Carter. Pete Wentz photo: Tom Pullen.
Pete Wentz’ new Loud And Sad Radio show is already proving to be hugely entertaining: after reminiscing about Kim Kardashian’s appearance in Fall Out Boy’s Thnks Fr Th Mmrs video in the first episode, the bassist has just revealed in the second instalment of the show that he was almost cast in X‑Men Origins: Wolverine. Amazing.
Pete – who has a daughter named Marvel – says he lost out on the role to Lord Of The Rings actor Dominic Monaghan, who plays mutant Christopher ‘Chris’ Bradley in Wolverine. Speaking on Loud And Sad Radio with Pete Wentz on Apple Music Hits, the bassist says he was offered “a really small role” in the film while also shooting the star-studded F*@#ing Ben Affleck sketch for Jimmy Kimmel Live! around 2008/2009.
“Literally, while I was filming this, my manager called me and they were like, ‘You’ve been offered a role in the next X‑Men,’ ” Pete recalls. “ ‘It’s a really small role. You’re going to have to fly right from the F*@#ing Ben Affleck shoot to Australia to film it. And they need to know right now.’ And so I was like, ‘Okay, cool. Let me think about it.’ I go on, I film the F*@#ing Ben Affleck thing with this guy, Dominic Monaghan. He’s in Lord Of The Rings, you know, whatever? Really cool, really funny. We’re paired together in the song.
“And I get home from the shoot and I’m like, ‘Yeah, I want to go do X‑Men. I don’t really care what I have to miss. Fly me to Australia.’ And my manager was like, ‘Well, while you were thinking about it, they actually cast the role.’ I was like, ‘Fuck.’ ”
He continues: “And they were like, ‘Oh yeah, it’s this guy Dominic Monaghan doing the part.’ I was like, ‘Are you fucking kidding me?! I was literally just standing to this guy.’ And if he wasn’t so nice, I’d be fucking furious. But I think that was my one chance. We might have been sitting here doing In Defence of Pete Wentz as an X‑Men character.
“When I watch the movie, I see his character and I’m always like, ‘That could have been me,’ you know? And it’s this tiny little character and it’s this tiny little blip of a role that he probably doesn’t even think about ever. I don’t know.”
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