Ha! We have to really hand it to him!
He could have been a real twerp about this entire thing, but instead, he has such a good attitude about it and isn't taking it too seriously!
Bravo to you, dude!
Chris Klein is busy promoting his new film, American Reunion, and recently, was asked to comment on a film he did NOT get cast in, (but as everyone on the Internet knows, auditioned for) - the adaptation of the musical Mamma Mia!
After his MORTIFYING rendition of Lay All Your Love On Me - and his bizarre, but sweet plug for Mandy Moore - went viral, the actor made a few Funny Or Die videos to be a good sport, and now, he's opening up about the entire ordeal at length, and says he has no regrets!
I thought to myself, "Wow, did I piss somebody off?" Or maybe it was too good of an opportunity to pass up. You know? [Laughs] Who knows? And it's all good, man. It's all in the scheme of things.
Well, you know what happened, man? So an audition that I had done years ago for "Mamma Mia," somehow, was put on to the web. And it's a horrible audition. And I took a chance — I can't sing! I don't know why I was in there. But I took a chance! It's a musical — let's see if I can give it a shot. And, you know, the way that they put it out there, it gets taken out of context and all that kind of thing. It was really a dreadful audition.
Talk about a reason that I didn't get a part, man! I mean [laughs], oh my God. What a terrible thing! So, then, I thought, Oh my gosh, how many horrible auditions have I had? Thousands. And what a funny bit. I'm a huge fan of Funny or Die and had toyed with the idea of putting something together with them. So, when that happened, it was just perfect. Let's put together some funny auditions. Because the audition process is such a hoot anyway. And, listen, I'm not going to be great all of the time.
Well, we don't know what's more comforting to know - that he didn't take it too seriously when it leaked, or that he didn't take the audition to seriously back when it was happening!
And we think it's pretty safe to assume now that since he gave the singing thing a shot back then, he knows better than to audition for any more musicals!
Kudos for being a trooper, man! Ha!
And in honor of that, enjoy the original audition (above)!