Robert Downey Jr. says Kate Winslet roasted him for his bad British accent

Robert Downey Jr. appeared on a recent episode of SiriusXM’s Howard Stern Show

Over the weekend and Robert Downey Jr. and Jimmy Fallon are going down memory lane and remembering the time failed to secure a role in auditioned for Nancy Meyers’s 2006 holiday comedy with Jimmy Fallon. The Movie, which has become a classic movie, centers on two women—movie-trailer maker Cameron Diaz and writer Kate Winslet who trade homes and find love in their new environments during the holiday season.Robert Downey Jr

“We both got called in just as seat fillers, and we saw each other,” the Iron Man actor said of his and Fallon’s auditions. Jack Black is getting his part, and Jude Law is getting my part. But Meyers needed someone to read with the gals, and we’re sitting there going,” ‘It’s about to happen for us.

Fallon added – I’ll do it for half his price.”

“I was in a hotel room with Robert Downey Jr., Cameron Diaz, and Kate Winslet, and we read this script. While Downey had his doubts about whether he could wrangle the role away from Law. Fallon remembered thinking, “If Jack Black says no to this movie, I’m so in. I’ll do it for half his price.”

Downey said – I’ve gotta have a better English accent than Jude Law at this point,” But, Titanic star (Winslet) said ‘That is the worst British accent I’ve ever heard,’ and I was like, ‘I’ll check out now, but I’m taking the gummy bears from the minibar.” Downey said.

Fallon at least, was impressed by Downey’s tryout. and saying, “This is the best actor I’ve ever sat across and did a scene with in my entire life.”

The show host added, “It was mind-blowing for me, it kind of, I quit the business. I never went back. That was the last time I ever auditioned for a role.” he said.

Downey Jr – how he was cast as Tony Stark in Marvel’s “Iron Man”

Instead of The Holiday, Downey would go on to make 2006’s. The Shaggy Dog, a movie he recently declared one of his career’s “most important films”. Because that was the project “that got Disney saying they would insure me” for films like Iron Man. He recently told The New York Times Magazine.

Downey Jr. may have been passed over for “The Holiday,” but he landed an enormous role just a couple of years later. In 2007, he was cast as Tony Stark in Marvel’s “Iron Man” by director Jon Favreau.

The Holiday was released in 2006 and starred Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, and Jack Black. Read More

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