Syriana star Mark Strong has refuted rumours that he turned down Javier Bardem’s iconic hit man assassin role in No Country For Old Men.
“The film I originally turned down was Body Of Lies,” he told us in an upcoming interview.
“In fact I was phoned one weekend and told, ‘Listen Javier’s dates don’t work,’ so for a few days I was thinking, ‘Wow, I ‘m actually going to work with the Coen brothers.’
“I’m appalled at rumour is out there because it makes me out to be a complete idiot,” he added. “Like, why the hell would you turn that part down? I would knee on broken glass to work with them.”
We'd agree. And add that we'd probably crawl on broken glass just to have a chat to them.
For more from Mark Strong, check out the next issue of Total Film magazine (on sale March 5)