Chan was on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Wednesday night to promote "Hail, Caesar!" and Jimmy asked about his worst-ever audition. The actor had his story ready:
Channing: "That was 'Fast and the Furious 3, Tokyo Drift.' I wanted to go to Tokyo very badly."
Jimmy asked if it's a good sign to be picking a film based on where you want to go on vacation, which is a fair point.
Chaning: "I stopped in the middle of the audition. I was like 'I think we're done, right? This is terrible.'"
Channing: "I have no idea. I don't even know if it was -- I blocked it out, mainly, so I don't remember the specifics. I think it was a combination of me being just bad, not remembering the lines, totally freaked out, I was probably sweating a lot."
Jimmy: "You know, I have to say, this is a great lesson for kids, because people say, you know, 'Keep fighting.' No, just cut bait and give up!"
Channing: "Just get out of there."
Jimmy: "That's what you do."
Channing: "They didn't even try to stop me. They were like 'All right. That's probably a good idea."
Oof. That probably happens to actors more often than they like to admit. But things tend to happen for a reason. And based on what Channing has said about "G.I. Joe," he probably wishes he had been rejected for that role.
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