Eminem Was Supposed To Be Lead In 'Jumper'

February 18, 2008 By:
Eminem Was Supposed To Be Lead In 'Jumper'

How could you compare Hayden Christensen and Eminem. Well the director of 'Jumper' does because he almost cast Eminem in the lead role of 'Jumper' instead of Hayden Christensen.

The writer and director of the film, Doug Liman had several meetings with Eminem about possibly giving him the lead part of the movie.

Speaking to MTVNews.com, Liman said: “We did have a meeting and conversations with Eminem.

“If I've proven anything to myself, it's that I can tailor a role to an actor. [I could] develop the role with [someone like Eminem] and make it extremely specific to them. So as long as the person has acting chops, I'm open to talking to almost anybody for almost any role.

“It was one of those things where the studio, with all things being equal, would rather put a bigger name [Eminem] in the movie. At some point, I just put my foot down and said, 'I love Hayden'.”

I have to ask one more time, how could you compare Hayden Christensen to Eminem? I mean I love both Eminem and Hayden (he is sooo hot) but you can't really compare the two. Actually, maybe it's just the fact that they both have such different images that they portray to the public.