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Matthew McConaughey denies turning down Leonardo DiCaprio role in Abundant

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Matthew McConaughey denies turning down Leonardo DiCaprio role in Abundant

Matthew McConaughey has denied he turned into down Leonardo DiCaprio’s role in Abundant.

The actor confirmed that he show examined for the phase of artist Jack, and belief he had it in the rep, but did no longer land the role.

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The movie, directed by James Cameron, made a mega-megastar out of DiCaprio, while his co-megastar Kate Winslet changed into nominated for an Oscar.

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Leonardo DiCaprio with Billy Zane at the premiere of Abundant (Tiziana Sorge/PA)

Speaking to actor Win Lowe on his podcast Literally!, McConaughey talked about: “I went and browse with Kate Winslet, it wasn’t neutral appropriate an audition, they filmed it so it changed into like into show test time.

“I had most efficient received nods from Jim (Cameron), but from the producers and Kate after we left, you know, it changed into one in every of these ones where they adopted me and after we received launch air they gain been like, ‘That went immense’. I mean, kind of, like, hugs.

“I in actuality belief it changed into going to happen. It did no longer.

“I asked Cameron about this, because the gossip over the years that I heard and would perceive written about me changed into that I had the role in Abundant and gain develop into it down.

“Negative. No longer comely. I did no longer win offered that role.

“I’ve continuously talked about I’ve received to find that agent, they’re in anguish, but I didn’t ever win the provide and Jim finally confirmed it.

“But that ran for a while and I needed to answer to that seek information from.”

Lowe confirmed he also went for a role in the 1997 blockbuster, saying he show examined for the phase of Cal Hockley, which went to Billy Zane.

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Matthew McConaughey denies turning down Leonardo DiCaprio role in Abundant