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Chris Evans And Henry Cavill Share Their Worst Audition Stories

If you've ever had an awkward job interview, take comfort in the fact that you're not alone.

Chris Evans and Henry Cavill, aka Captain America and Superman, just admitted to having some pretty awful auditions.

Yes, ladies and gents, even Superman and Captain America have awkward times.

Keep reading to fall even more in love with this down-to-earth duo.

Chris Evans and Henry Cavill may be household names now, but that wasn't always the case.

They had to work their way up the ladder just like every other successful Hollywood actor.

This means that they've had some pretty awful auditions...

For Chris Evans, aka Captain America, this took place in 2009 when he auditioned for the Seth Rogen movie, *Observe and Report*.

"I walked in the room, and there were Seth and the director and a producer, and for some reason, my brain just started shrieking, just screaming, 'No, no, no,'" the actor recalled to Backstage.

"I began my audition, and about three lines in, I got this wave of sweats and my face went red."

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"Mid-audition, I said, 'I’m sorry, guys. I’m sorry. I’ve got to stop.' It’s even worse because they were incredibly nice about it, like, 'No, it was great. You were doing great.'"

He continued:

"I said, 'Let me just go to the hallway and collect my thoughts.' I go into the hallway, I collect my thoughts. I’m laughing at myself. Go back in, we start up again, and it [expletive] happens again. My face just goes so red. I start sweating and I have to stop again."

When Evans got to his car afterward, he called his agent.

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"I say, 'That was a [expletive] nightmare. Whether I get this movie or not, I can’t let that be the last taste they have in their mouths. I’ve got to come back tomorrow and do this again. You’ve got to get me back there. I’ve got to do it again.'"

"They were like, 'All right, but they said you were OK.' I’m like, 'They’re lying. It was terrible.'"

When the actor auditioned again a few days later, the same situation happened.

"There’s a wave of heat and sweat and I had to stop again," he said.

And I just say, 'Guys, I’m so sorry...I’m just going to go.' I did not get that role."

Since the actor has always been vocal about anxiety, it could have just been that.

“I do struggle. I get anxiety about certain things and press, things like that," he shared in 2019.

Anxiety was even what caused him to initially turn down the role of Captain America.

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"You feel very judged," he admitted to The Hollywood Reporter.

"And you're a little unsure about who you are".

Aww, poor Chris! Well, at least he can take comfort in the fact that he's not alone.

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Henry Cavill, aka Superman and also Geralt of Rivia on The Witcher, has also experienced a very bad audition.

The actor recently revealed this during *Variety's* Actors on Actors interview with *X-Men* actor, Patrick Stewart.

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"We met many years ago, I believe it was 2003. You were casting for 'The Lion in Winter' and I had been acting for three years at that stage," Henry began.

"My first job was 'The Count of Monte Cristo' when I was 17 years old."

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"I left school one year early. I was extremely nervous to audition in front of an actor of your caliber. I went in to the audition and I had spent weeks learning my lines."

This, however, proved to be too nerve-wrecking for the star.

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"By the time I had gotten in there, I had whipped myself into such a frenzy that I completely flubbed the audition. I didn't remember my lines, and I forgot how to act."

He continued: "Then, I left with my tail between my legs and called my agent immediately."

"You were very gracious and you said, 'Thank you very much.' It was clear to me that I was not going to be getting this role. So, I called my agent and told them as much."

"They said, "Don't worry about it, there will be other auditions. You're not going to nail everyone.'"

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Henry took the same approach as Evans: he decided to get back in there and audition again.

"So, my agent arranged for me to go back in and you said yes... I did another audition and it went far better."

"Not good enough to get the job, but it was far better," he said.

"You gave me very kind words and you said, 'I'm so glad that you came back in.' That gave me such strength throughout my career and I've never forgotten it."

h/t: Backstage