Movie bosses wanted Cruise for Scissorhands role: DeppApril 18th, 2008 - 12:43 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 18 (ANI): If studio bosses had got their way, then people would have seen Tom Cruise playing the role of Edward Scissorhands instead of Johnny Depp.
Depp, who became a darling of the big screen with Tim Burton’s 1991 fantasy epic, revealed that movie bosses had wanted to cast Cruise, and already established star, in the pic instead of a relative unknown like him.
He revealed that he thought he lost the chance to star in the pic after Cruise agreed to the role.
“They (movie bosses) were interested in me for the part, but had someone else in mind too. A few days later, they called me to say the studio preferred the other actor. (It was) Tom Cruise. I was really disappointed,” Contactmusic quoted him, as saying,
“From the moment I read the script, I knew I had to be in it. But I understood that the studio wanted a box office superstar.”
However, Depp did land the role when bosses began to question if Cruise was suitable for such a project.
“Then a miracle happened. My agent called to say they wanted me instead,” he added. (ANI)
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