Joe Jonas is opening about one particular audition that did not land him the role. The 33 year-old, who is gearing up for the release of his next film Devotion, revealed that he had auditioned to play Peter Parker in the 2012 movie, The Amazing Spider-Man, a role which ultimately went to Andrew Garfield.
“I remember years ago I was up for Spider-Man, and I was so, so excited, and it was the year Andrew Garfield got it,” said Joe on this week’s episode of the Just for Variety podcast. He further added, “Obviously, he was the right one.” Opening up on not missing the part even after auditioning, Joe said, “In the moment, you’re destroyed or you’re defeated. But you realize this person was brilliant.”
Joe also confessed that since the director was Marc Webb, who was a music video director, the singer thought it would favour on his side. “But I remember going back for callbacks was a big deal at the time. The director used to be a music video director, so it was like, ‘Here’s the spotlight.'” “But yeah. I love the process of having to audition, get out there and prove yourself,” said the Grammy nominee. Joe said quietly.
Joe also admitted that although music became his first vocation, he was forced to quit touring in recent years due to the pandemic. This period also gave him ample time to hone his acting skills. The singer wrote that he has had a lot of support in this regard from his wife, Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner. If you have a wife who can explain to you, you need to bring your A-game.