10 Times Celebrities Told White Lies To Get The Roles

It's a challenging task for actors to get a role in Hollywood. Not only does it take talent or hard work, but it also requires actors a good sense of fortune and sometimes crookedness. Lying is a part of our life, I could claim that everybody in life has told lie once at least, and celebrities are not the exception. I mean, they still are human beings...
But no one truly told a serious lie, such as a criminal record or notorious business. Not to mention. thanks to these lies, we could enjoy a bunch of iconic scenes and movies. Moreover, we better beg for pardon than consent, it’s sometimes a matter of just leaving out key details. Not a lie, per se, just an omission of information.
Now, let's surf over some types of fibs that famous actors have told to appeal to casting directors. Lying about age, lying about shape, education even their nationality. Here are 10 cases in that actors have lied to get the roles but eventually made a remarkable milestone in Hollywood history

#1 Robert Pattinson Lied About His Education

Source: Summit Entertainment

"I’d been unemployed for ages, and when I came to Los Angeles all the casting directors would ask what I’d been doing for the past few years. I’d say, ‘Oh, I was at RADA.' Pattinson added "If you’ve got an English accent you can get away with it,” Note that: RADA, short for the Royal Academy of the Dramatic Arts, is one of England’s top drama schools. He also told directors that he’d studied at Oxford. What a fortune when no one did a background check.

#2 Mila Kunis Lied Her Age

Source: Fox

The "That ‘70s Show" director sought an over-18-year-old actress for the role "Of Jackie Burkhart". At the time, Mila Kunis was just 14 and she stretched the truth a little. "I told them I was gonna be 18… It's not technically a lie, because at one point, given all things went right, I was gonna be 18." Eventually, the crew found out her real age, and it ended up being fine.

#3 Eddie Redmayne Told That He Is A Real Equestrian

Source: HBO

After telling that, director Tom Hooper put his skills to the test. "They called to action and I went ferociously down at 100 miles an hour. I almost killed myself, almost killed half of the crew," Redmayne said. 'You’re a f—ing liar, Redmayne.'" The actor was promptly sent to “horse camp” to develop some real experience.

#4 Chloë Grace Moretz Lied Her Nationality

Source: Paramount Pictures

The role of Isabelle in Hugo was British, In order to secure the role she had to show up with a British accent and an elaborate backstory. Moretz said: ​​"The casting director knew I wasn't British, but she knew I was willing to lie, and she liked me. And she was like, 'Lie to Marty. It'll work!'" And indeed, it did work. The famous director didn’t find out until Hugo was well into production

#5 Chris Hemsworth Lied About His Height

Source: Marvel Studio

“There are certain things I’ve wanted to go up for which I’ve been totally wrong for, physically. And I normally lie about my height and say I’m shorter,” he confessed to Radio Times. The brief for the audition for Thor said: “Must be over 6ft 1in”, which I’d never seen before!” Hemsworth ended up being the perfect choice to play the God of Thunder.

#6 Anne Hathaway Told She Is A Good Rider

Source: Focus Pictures

In Brokeback Mountain casting, She told the director "Oh yeah, I’m a really good rider" after remembering her parents' words: "If you’re ever asked if you can do anything, say yes. You can learn anything in two weeks if you’re motivated enough,” But Hathaway wasn’t expecting the horse onset to only respond to verbal commands. "And I went to a rehearsal in front of 300 extras, all of whom work in rodeos, and the horse wouldn’t do a damn thing I wanted it to. And at the end, it threw me — in front of everyone."

#7 Phoebe Dynevor once fibbed about riding horses

Source: Netflix

Phoebe always said she didn't like horses and was scared of them. But in the audition when they asked me, 'Have you ridden a horse before?' I was like, 'Yeah, I'm amazing. I've ridden so many horses. I'd be perfect for this role!'" Luckily, Dynevor was a quick study, and even grew to love horseback riding.

#8 Sadie Sink Fibbed About Skateboarding Experience

Source: Netflix

"They wanted a girl that had skateboard experience, and I didn’t have skateboarding experience at all,” Sink revealed to Coveteur. When asked whether she has or not. She was like, ‘Uh sure I do,’ which was technically not a lie because I have rollerbladed before. In reality, I probably haven’t [roller]skated for a year.”

#9 Laurence Fishburne Lied His Age

Source: United Artists

To be in Apocalypse Now, Laurence Fishburne lied he was 16, even he was just 14 at the time. "I think they knew. I don't think I was fooling anybody,” Fishburne said during a CBC interview. But it is not the matter with director Francis Ford Coppola when he asked the secretary whether Laurence is 18 or not, she said Yes. And the remainders belong to history.

#10 Laura Fraser Told She Can Speak German

Source: HBO

Scottish actress said 'Absolutely, yeah...I speak some German,’” when asked. And it was a nightmare to her when it took her days to learn that little paragraph because her script contained much more than elementary school-level phrases
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