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8 Actors Who Don’t Hesitate To Fib As Long As They Get Roles

When you’re a relatively unknown actor, getting cast in a huge Hollywood film might be a challenge. It needs a combination of skill, tenacity, the right moment, and, of course, some good luck. But every once in a while, an actor will become aware of a chance that may perhaps shift the balances in his or her favor. The moment has come for the age-old practice of telling a little white lie.

As it turns out, a number of well-known actors have been caught using white lies in order to land the roles in movies and on television that they want. When all is said and done, it’s just another aspect of running a business. To be fair, none of these fibs are really damaging. Nobody lied about their previous arrests and convictions. To think that some of these performers wouldn’t have been able to portray the famous parts they are known for today if it weren’t for these little white lies is sort of strange to think about.

1. Chloƫ Grace Moretz

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Putting on an accent is a common acting technique. On the other hand, Moretz went to great lengths to convince the casting directors that she was British when she auditioned for the role of Isabelle. She claimed on Stephen Colbert’s show that she informed Oscar-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese that she was from “Cambridgeshire.” As it turns out, she has Georgian ancestry and was born in Atlanta.

Adding to the absurdity of her imagined existence in Britain, she said that her parents were equestrians. The charade finally ended when she accidentally exclaimed “Bye Marty!” in her native British accent. Fortunately, Scorsese told her she got him well and laughed it off.

2. Sadie Sink

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The Stranger Things character Max Mayfield is a fierce skater girl, but the actor who plays her has a severe phobia of rollerblades. Sink stated in an interview that she was so desperate to get cast in the show’s second season that she responded “yes” when asked if she could skate, despite the fact that she had never skated before.

Sink saw rollerblades in the corner of the room during the audition. She claimed she had a moment of terror and feared they were evaluating her abilities. The rollerblades, though, were really a happy accident.

3. Liam Hemsworth

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On the set of The Last Song, where Hemsworth played Miley Cyrus’s love interest, the talented beach volleyball player Will Blakelee, he reunited with his ex-girlfriend. Hemsworth lied to the production crew and answered, “Yeah, no problem” when they asked if he knew how to play volleyball.

When they started filming the volleyball scenes, the truth about the fake became obvious. He asked for a body double since he was nervous, but no one of a similar build was available. After working on the set for a while, he reflected that he should consider himself lucky, as the extras lacked the necessary abilities. Unfortunately, in one game against pros, he looked completely out of his depth and was quickly written off.

4. Phoebe Dynevor

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Dynevor appears to subscribe to the “fake it till you make it” school of thought. She stated on record her aversion to and fear of horses. In spite of this, when she was auditioning for the part of Daphne Bridgerton and was asked whether she could ride a horse, she lied and stated that she had rode horses many times and would be ideal for the part.

On the plus side, she picked up horseback riding and found a hobby she loves. She also mentioned how much she missed riding and how eager she was to be back on one again.

5. Idris Elba

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The Wire’s casting director informed Elba that show creator David Simon is partial to American performers because of the show’s Baltimore setting. Moreover, he suggested that Elba lie about being from East London in order to improve his chances of being cast.

Elba attended the screenings and pretended to be American throughout his remarks. However, during the fourth round of auditions, Elba was subjected to intense personal life questions from the production crew. The actor’s parents had always taught him not to lie, so he admitted his actual name and was still cast as Stringer Bell.

6. Laura Fraser

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It was thought that the actress would be perfect for the part of Lydia Rodarte-Quayle, a character who apparently works for a German firm. As a result, Fraser didn’t undersell herself when asked if she spoke German at the audition; if anything, she oversold herself.

She claimed to be able to communicate in German, albeit her knowledge was limited to greetings and introductions like “Ich heise Laura” (Hello, my name is Laura) that she picked up when she was 12 years old. As she read the screenplay, she realized the German dialogue was written at a business level. It took her days to memorize just one paragraph, but she persisted.

7. Robert Pattinson

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Pattinson tried out for The Batman while working on Tenet with Oscar-winning filmmaker Christopher Nolan. Pattinson was requested to keep the details of the next superhero film under wraps by the film’s producers, so before his screen test with Nolan, he pretended to be absent due to a “family emergency.” The director, however, saw through his pretense and realized that he was actually trying to sneak out to get to an audition.

It seems like Pattinson is a real “con guy.” Casting directors in Los Angeles, where he went to try his luck in the film industry, probed him about his recent endeavors. So that he wouldn’t have to admit he was jobless, Pattinson said he had attended both Oxford and London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He went on to say that his British accent was a factor in his success.