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Tom Hanks Revealed Charlize Theron Auditioned For Another Key Role in 'That Thing You Do!'

Tom Hanks Revealed Charlize Theron Auditioned For Another Key Role in 'That Thing You Do!'

Tom Hanks is opening up about Charlize Theron‘s audition for his movie, That Thing You Do!

In an oral history interview with Ringer, the 65-year-old actor and director opened up about the process of first writing the movie to casting and how it was made.

While talking about the casting process, Tom revealed that Charlize had auditioned for one of the main parts.

Click inside to see what Tom Hanks shared of Charlize Theron’s audition…

While revealing how they had casting the project, Tom shared that Charlize had “read on the very first day that I read actors,” and she knew exactly who she wanted to play.

“She said, ‘Listen, I know I can play Tina, but I want to play Faye.’ I said, ‘I get that,’ but what I was thinking in my head was, ‘You’re too much of a supernova to play Faye.’”

The role of Faye was played by Liv Tyler.

Tom admits that “casting her was such a coup.”

Producer Ed Saxon added that after she read, Tom told him that “we just met a movie star.”

“She was smart, glamorous, and had a phenomenal sense of humor, and when she said the words, you were like, there’s a whole character there,” he shared.

Just recently, Tom was honored at The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Opening Gala.

FYI: Tom is pictured below on a walk in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles earlier this week.

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