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JK Simmons Reveals How He Found Out He Got The Role of J. Jonah Jameson in 'Spider-Man'

JK Simmons Reveals How He Found Out He Got The Role of J. Jonah Jameson in 'Spider-Man'

JK Simmons is opening up about how he found out he got the role of J. Jonah Jameson in the Spider-Man trilogy.

Like Tom Holland, JK, 66, revealed that he also found out he got the role in an unusual way.

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In an interview with The Ringer, JK revealed that it was actually a fan who told him he got the role!

“I was at a voiceover audition at Grey Advertising,” he started his story. “Doing that thing that journeyman actors do a lot, you know you’re doing your gig here, your gig there, you’re auditioning for this or that. I’m in the waiting room, you sign in, you wait your turn, you chat with the other guys, then somebody comes out to check your name off the list, ‘J.K. come on back to the recording booth’, right? And going back to the recording booth you kind of weave through the cubicles of Gray Advertising, one of the big advertising agencies in New York.”

He then revealed that on his way to the recording booth, he was stopped by a fan.

“I’m walking following the person through the cubicles and this desk chair comes flying out in front of me, backwards, with some kid who was probably 28 and he goes, ‘Oh my God J.K., congratulations!’ and I go, ‘Thank you. For what?’ and he goes, ‘Are you kidding me? Spider-Man! J. Jonah Jameson, that’s so cool!’ and I was like, ‘I did not know that.’”

JK added, “I found out I got the part because of some kid who was so connected to the internet fan sites that they had that information on a Spider-Man website before my agent called me to tell me I got the job…he called me like 3 hours later and I’m like, ‘Yeah, I know.’”

JK will reprise his role as J. Jonah Jameson in the upcoming Spider-Man: No Way Home, out December 17. See the trailer!

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