That’s proper, the one and solely Michael Cera truly auditioned for the position of Cole Sear in “The Sixth Sense.” And whereas we’re all a bit bummed we did not get to see Cera inform Bruce Willis about seeing useless individuals, we will additionally admit that is in all probability for the perfect as, properly, who can think about the actor delivering the fateful line with as a lot open-wounded sincerity as Osment?
In a 2009 interview with Esquire, even Cera all, however, admitted he could not have, hilariously telling the publication he’d wholly misinterpret the tone of the mission throughout his audition. “I auditioned for ‘The Sixth Sense,’ which I didn’t know was about seeing dead people,” he mentioned. “They didn’t mention that in the breakdown. After seeing the movie, and remembering the scene they had me read … It was the scene with the penny. Bruce Willis is saying, ‘I can’t be your doctor anymore,’ and Haley Joel Osment starts crying and slides the penny over to him. It’s a very emotional scene. And I did not do it that way. I did it upbeat. I said ‘Some magic’s real’ very optimistically.”
Seems the “The Sixth Sense” casting crew ought to in all probability be faulted for not cluing Cera in on the excessive drama of the scene he was studying, even when they need to even be counseled for casting Haley Joel Osment as a substitute. As for Cera, do not feel too unhealthy for him as issues labored out fairly properly for that child, too.