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Marc Maron Reveals What His 'Avatar 2' Audition For James Cameron Was Like

Marc Maron Reveals What His 'Avatar 2' Audition For James Cameron Was Like

Marc Maron got candid about what happened during his audition for Avatar: The Way of Water.

The 59-year-old comedian described the process to audition for the role as “ridiculous.”

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“Why the f*** would I want that job, number 1?” he told Josh Horowitz on the Happy Sad Confused podcast. “You drive out to Long Beach, where he owns Long Beach…look he’s not a bad guy,” he said of director James Cameron. “He’s not a bad guy, I don’t think, I don’t know.”

“You go out there, you go to this office and he’s like, ‘I want you to read,’” Marc remembered. “I don’t even know what it was, a doctor, a scientist who drank, I dunno.”

“There’s this assumption that, ‘We’re going to do four Avatar movies,’” he added as a side note. “Dude, I don’t even remember the first one.”

“The only thing cool about auditioning for James Cameron is that he has a museum of James Cameron,” he shared. “There’s a room where you can see the Titanic model and some other stuff from the other movies.

“I’m on camera, I think. I got a picture, a boat, or whatever the f*** it is,” Marc recalled. “I’m in the middle of this thing and I’m totally untethered and I have no sense of character. I don’t know really what’s happening other than there are several unidentified actors and acrobats all around me.”

Although Marc didn’t get the role, he did get a consolation gift. “Then he sent me a box of cigars because he didn’t cast me,” Marc said. “So we’re gonna cross James Cameron off the list of filmmakers,” Josh said. “Yea,” Marc replied.

James Cameron‘s film Avatar: The Way of Water, surpassed $2 billion at the worldwide box office last month, which in turn, makes James the only director with three films to have hit that mark.

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