25.01.2023 / 12:17
Nia Long reveals she was not cast in Charlie's Angels for looking 'too old next to Drew Barrymore'
Nia Long opened up about her missed 'opportunity' in the 2000 film, Charlie's Angels, and revealed to Yahoo Entertainment she wasn't cast in the feature because she looked 'too old next to Drew Barrymore.' The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air actress, 52, had originally auditioned for the role of Alex Munday, however, Lucy Liu was eventually offered to play the character. The mother of two, who recently opened up about her friendship with Will Smith, admitted that at that time, she wasn't 'quite ready for' the role, and explained, 'every opportunity isn't for you.' Opening up: Nia Long, 52, revealed to Yahoo Entertainment that she wasn't cast in Charlie's Angels because she looked 'too old next to Drew Barrymore'; seen earlier this month in Dubai When talking about a rumor that she had 'passed' on the Charlie's Angels role, Nia set the record straight by stating, 'That is the biggest fattest lie.' The Best Man actress further explained that, 'Charlie's Angels did not want me because they said I looked too sophisticated and too old next to Drew Barrymore.' Although she wasn't cast in one of the leading roles in the action film, Nia expressed that she was a fan of the film and Lucy's portrayal of Alex. 'I thought Lucy Liu was great in that role. When I went back and looked at it, I was like, 'Whoa, she's really doing some stunts,' the star informed the publication. The New York-born star admitted that upon looking back, 'I don't know if I was quite ready for that.' She added a positive outlook on the situation and stated, 'you can't do everything, and every opportunity isn't for you.' Other opportunities: 'I thought Lucy Liu was great in that role.