James Marsden on His Last-Minute Butler Casting and X-Men Rumors


James Marsden might be a little less recognizable as Quince in this week's 2 Guns, what with his lovely locks all shorn off, but the part of the corrupt Naval commander helped him land a gig as commander-in-chief. While he was in New Orleans for the 2 Guns shoot, he bumped into Lee Daniels on the street, as the director was in town shooting The Butler (or rather Lee Daniels's The Butler, as it's called now). The chance meeting prompted Daniels to call the actor's agent with a proposal, since he was on the hunt for a particularly key role: "I'm kind of thinking he should be my JFK! What's his schedule like?" Being in the right place at the right time paid off, Marsden laughed when Vulture ran into him at the Cinema Society after-party for Prince Avalanche last night. He also told us what it took to fill Kennedy's shoes and dispelled the Cyclops rumors for the next X-Men movie. Read More...



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