In his new memoir, ‘Who Is Michael Ovitz’, longtime Hollywood agent Michael Ovitz recalls a meeting with a superstar who told him that he really wanted to play British Secret Agent 007.
The individual? None other than the King of Pop, Michael Jackson.
Says Ovitz, “As he talked, his hat fell into the guacamole in front of him, and he picked it out and put it back on, unfortunately with a blog of guacamole attached, which began to slide down the brim. Michael was pitching hard on how he was America’s next action hero. Then the blog fell off, I cracked up, and Michael stalked out.”
Ovitz had to run after the ‘Thriller’ hitmaker to do damage control. “I went and found him and explained for fifteen minutes that I hadn’t been laughing at him, but at the incident. Finally, Michael’s face cleared. ‘Okay, Ovitz, okay,’ he said. ‘But I still want to play James Bond.'”
The agent informed Jackson that he might not be the right fit for the role, saying, “You’re thinly built, you’re too sensitive, you won’t be credible. You’d be great at it, of course, but it’d be bad for you.”
Interesting. Do you think Michael Jackson could’ve pulled it off?? Great singer, buuuuuuuut……. ~ Jason