Katherine Langford: ‘Cutting my scenes from Avengers: Endgame made sense’

Katherine Langford has no issue with her scenes in Avengers: Endgame ending up on the cutting room floor because she can still treasure the memory of working with Robert Downey Jr..The 13 Reasons Why star was recruited to portray Iron Man/Tony Stark’s …

Katherine Langford has no issue with her scenes in Avengers: Endgame ending up on the cutting room floor because she can still treasure the memory of working with Robert Downey Jr..

The 13 Reasons Why star was recruited to portray Iron Man/Tony Stark’s grown-up daughter Morgan in the 2019 movie, but when the film hit theatres in April, she was nowhere to be seen.

Opening up about being cut from the highest-grossing film of all time, the Australian actress said on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that the decision made sense and doesn’t take away from her “amazing” experience on set.

“I’m such a huge fan of the Marvel films and the Russo brothers so when Marvel reached out to me to play Iron Man’s daughter that was such an honour,” she said. “Ultimately it didn’t make it into the film and creatively that makes sense and that’s totally fine. I was just content with having the memory in my head. To play with Robert Downey Jr on the last scene he was Iron Man, on the last day that he was Iron Man, that was just amazing… He was amazing, it’s the biggest franchise in the world and it was the biggest set I’d ever walked on to. He was just so cool and so elegant.”

The 23-year-old is thrilled that Disney bosses put their deleted scene on the Disney+ streaming service because fans demanded to see it.

“That’s what I was told, it was out because people wanted to see it,” Katherine added. “Which is just really cool.”

Avengers: Endgame director Joe and Anthony Russo previously explained that the scene, in which Tony and a now-teenage Morgan briefly reconnect in the Soul World after he dies, got cut because test audiences found it too confusing and “we didn’t feel an emotional association with the adult version of his daughter.”

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Christian Navarro slams Disney for casting Jonah Hauer-King in The Little Mermaid

Christian Navarro has slammed Disney producers for casting “the white guy” in The Little Mermaid remake.The 13 Reasons Why star submitted an audition tape in a bid to land the role of Prince Eric, but it was revealed earlier this week that Disney bosse…

Christian Navarro has slammed Disney producers for casting “the white guy” in The Little Mermaid remake.

The 13 Reasons Why star submitted an audition tape in a bid to land the role of Prince Eric, but it was revealed earlier this week that Disney bosses and director Rob Marshall had settled on A Dog’s Way Home actor Jonah Hauer-King for the role, and Christian didn’t hold back as he responded to the news on his Instagram page.

“Literally @disney saw a who’s who list of actors of colour and STILL went with the white guy,” he wrote alongside a picture of Jonah.

Referring to Halle Bailey being cast as Ariel, Christian continued: “So much for diversity. I guess two brown leads would have tanked the movie right? Boring.”

The 28-year-old quickly deleted his Instagram post. However, he then turned his attention to Twitter, reactivating his account to post a tweet about the casting.

“Just came back to say; after months of seeing every person of colour they could think of for the role of Prince Eric, @DisneyStudios somehow still cast a white guy. I guess diversity is just a word. And THATS Hollywood (sic). One brown person is enough, two brown leads is unthinkable,” Christian fired.

He then deleted the tweet and once again deactivated his account.

One Direction star Harry Styles was another big name to be up for the role of Prince Eric, but his representative later issued a statement saying he had “declined the offer.”

In an interview with The Face magazine, the singer revealed the role “was discussed” but never confirmed, and so he decided to focus on his music instead.

“I want to put music out and focus on that for a while,” Harry explained. “But everyone involved in it was amazing, so I think it’s going to be great. I’ll enjoy watching it, I’m sure.”

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Christian Navarro auditioning for Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid remake

Actor Christian Navarro has added his name to the list of hopefuls dreaming of landing the role of Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid.Previously, Harry Styles was in talks to play human prince Eric opposite Halle Bailey as mermaid Ariel in Rob Marshall’…

Actor Christian Navarro has added his name to the list of hopefuls dreaming of landing the role of Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid.

Previously, Harry Styles was in talks to play human prince Eric opposite Halle Bailey as mermaid Ariel in Rob Marshall’s upcoming live-action reboot of the 1989 animated Disney classic, however, a representative for the One Direction singer later confirmed he had passed on the role.

But now it appears 13 Reasons Why star Navarro is keen for the opportunity to dive into the project and has made a direct appeal to star in the movie.

The 28-year-old recently retweeted a post about Styles’s exit, adding: “Well… I can sing. Black Ariel/Latino Prince… no ones called but Season 3 (of 13 Reasons Why) drops next week and (I) think it’s one hell of an audition (sic).”

And it seems Disney bosses were impressed with Navarro’s direct approach to land an audition and got the ball rolling.

“@disney saw this, saw your support, and gave my team a call,” he tweeted. “They wanted to see what I could do. Tapes sent. Fingers crossed. Let’s make some history… Let me know! @DisneyStudios.”

Melissa McCarthy is reportedly in talks to play the villainous Ursula, with Javier Bardem in the running for King Triton. Awkwafina and Jacob Tremblay have been attached to play Scuttle and Flounder, respectively.

Meanwhile, Shazam! star Asher Angel has also revealed he is auditioning for the role of Prince Eric, telling reporters at Entertainment Tonight, “I went in for it. It means so much to me. I started off doing musical theatre.”

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Katherine Langford kept her hair long during swimming career

Katherine Langford was tempted to cut her long hair short when she was a competitive swimmer.Her long hair has become a trademark, though Katherine sported a shorter style for some of her 13 Reasons Why scenes. Talking to W magazine about her former pa…

Katherine Langford was tempted to cut her long hair short when she was a competitive swimmer.

Her long hair has become a trademark, though Katherine sported a shorter style for some of her 13 Reasons Why scenes.

Talking to W magazine about her former passion, the Australian star admitted that she once toyed with the idea of cutting her hair, but ultimately just piled it into a swimming cap.

“I’ve always had my hair long. I think at one point I was tempted to cut it short, but honestly, even now, I just let my hair do its thing,” she shared. “It wasn’t like I was having to style it or do anything. I would honestly go swim at five in the morning and then I would get changed there, eat breakfast in the car on the way to school and just walk up to school with wet hair and smelling of chlorine.”

Before starting her acting career, the 22-year-old trained as a swimmer for a decade and even competed at national level.

However, she had to choose between pursuing her sport or a career in entertainment in the end.

“There are a lot of things I think that come with swimming that I miss,” the Love, Simon star sighed. “It’s hard because I was training at quite an elite level and I had to stop because I ended up at a gifted and talented school, doing school work and doing music, it was too much to do all together. I haven’t been in a pool for probably years, because I trained so hard as a swimmer.

“But there are definitely things that I miss about it. I miss the athleticism and the camaraderie of being in a group or a squad where you’re all going through something together and you’re all trying to achieve the same thing.”

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13 Reasons Why’s Katherine Langford talks critically acclaimed new movie

Rising star Katherine Langford was able to shake off her 13 Reasons Why character during the extended rehearsal period for her new film Love, Simon.Australian actress Katherine shot to international fame last year (17) after being cast as suicidal stud…

Rising star Katherine Langford was able to shake off her 13 Reasons Why character during the extended rehearsal period for her new film Love, Simon.

Australian actress Katherine shot to international fame last year (17) after being cast as suicidal student Hannah Baker in Netflix drama 13 Reasons Why, the series based on the best-selling young adult novel by Jay Asher.

Not long after wrapping on season one, the 21-year-old began work on the critically acclaimed Love, Simon, a comedy drama about a closeted gay teen who’s forced to confront his own identity when his secret is threatened.

“I think to a degree,” the actress told W magazine when asked if it was a challenge to get into a different mindset for Love, Simon. “I’m saying this being very young and being very new in my career and having literally only done a handful of projects, but I feel like when you leave a character, and I definitely felt it with Hannah, it takes a little bit of time to shake them off.

“But I think going into Love, Simon, what I think was so helpful and I think monumental in this film was the director, Greg Berlanti. Not only did he have such an incredible, solidified, and truthful vision, but he also allowed us as actors to have a two-week rehearsal period, which really helped.”

The film co-stars Jennifer Garner and Josh Duhamel, with Jurassic World’s Nick Robinson playing the title role.

Like 13 Reasons Why, Love, Simon is based on a best selling book, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, with author Becky Albertalli also penning a follow-up based on Katherine’s character Leah coming out as bisexual.

Asked if she’d sign on to the sequel Katherine replied: “I mean, it’s always a discussion of who would make it, but if the script was good and the filmmaker had a great vision, then I would be totally down. I’m always down to tell a good story.”

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