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Alan Cumming Says He Told 'Harry Potter' Producers to 'F--k Off' - And There's a Good Reason!

Alan Cumming Says He Told 'Harry Potter' Producers to 'F--k Off' - And There's a Good Reason!

Alan Cumming is opening up about the time he was approached to do a screen test for Harry Potter and why he ultimately told the producers to “f–k off.”

The 56-year-old actor, who stars in the new Apple TV+ series Schmigadoon, says he was approached to play the role of Professor Gilderoy Lockhart, which ended up going to Kenneth Branagh.

Click inside to find out what happened during the audition process…

A salary dispute is what led to Alan telling the producers to “f–k off.”

“I didn’t turn it down,” Alan told The Telegraph. “I told them to f–k off!”

“They wanted me and Rupert Everett to do a screen test, and they said they couldn’t pay me more than a certain sum, they just didn’t have any more money in the budget,” he said. “And I had the same agent as Rupert, who of course, they were going to pay more. Blatantly lying, stupidly lying, as well. Like, if you’re going to lie, be clever about it.”

Alan added, “I said, tell them to f–k right off. And thought, well Rupert’s going to get the part. They made him screen test, and I remember he brought his own wig. And then they f**king gave it to Kenneth Branagh, came out of the shadows.”

We recently learned some interesting news about the Harry Potter show on Broadway.

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