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Aaron Paul Says a Magic Trick Ruined His Audition for 'Cloverfield'

Aaron Paul Says a Magic Trick Ruined His Audition for 'Cloverfield'

Aaron Paul rocks a fedora as he heads out of the Chateau Marmont on Wednesday evening (June 1) in West Hollywood, Calif.

The 36-year-old actor recently told a hilarious story during Actors on Actors about how a magic trick ruined his audition for Cloverfield in front of J.J. Abrams.

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Aaron explained that while on the set of Mission Impossible: III with J.J. the two had bonded over their love of magic. When J.J. encouraged Aaron to do a card trick, he obliged, even though he knew it was going to fail and it lead to a totally awkward moment on set.

A year later when Aaron went to audition for J.J.‘s film Cloverfield, the director brought up the magic trick and it totally threw Aaron off.

“He has me tell the story about the card trick and now I’m super awkward. He’s like, ‘Now, let’s get started,’ and I start doing this monologue and I completely lose my train of thought and I stop and I apologize to J.J. He’s like ‘That’s okay. Thanks for coming in.’ I’m like ‘See ya’ and I walked out. It was awful,” he laughed.

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