Disney’s live-action Aladdin was a financial success, but was it good for someone’s career? You would think being in a movie that has generated billions of dollars would mean other movie offers would come in droves. This is not the case for the star, Mena Massoud. In a recent interview, Massoud expressed that he has not had a single audition since Aladdin:
“I’m kind of tired of staying quiet about it. I want people to know that it’s not always dandelions and roses when you’re doing something like Aladdin.”
On top of not making the money that one would assume he would, he revealed what it’s been like post-Aladdin:
“I haven’t had a single audition since Aladdin came out. I’m sitting here being like, okay, Aladdin just hit $1 billion. Can I at least get an audition?”
“I think since Aladdin my expectations for things releasing and what they’re going to do in my career, I’ve had to really pull them back. Because, you know, I got the same question about Aladdin and it was like, “Oh, you know, Aladdin’s coming out. How do you feel about what that’s going to do to your career?’ The big truth is I haven’t really seen a big anything from it. As for whether people are gonna discover me from it or what it’s going to do, I literally have no clue,” he concluded. “I can’t tell you I know how things are going to work out anymore.”
What do you think of Massoud’s comments? Have you seen Aladdin?
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