Caitlyn Jenner Reveals She Screen Tested for Superman Role

In a new episode of the UK’s “Through The Keyhole”, Caitlyn Jenner reveals that she screen tested for the role of Superman back in the late 1970s.

Having competed in the 1976 Olympics, Jenner was flown to Rome to audition for the lead role in “Superman: The Movie”, donning the blue tights and red cape in the Fortress of Solitude.

“Right after the Games, I was asked to go to Rome and do a screen test for the original Superman,’ she revealed to Keith Lemon and her fellow panelists Craig Revel Horwood and Johnny Vegas. “I got the whole cape on, went back there, spent a week… I went to the ice crystals, had fights with Lex Luthor, did all that stuff.”

This episode of “Through The Keyhole” will air in the UK on Saturday, February 2.

Source: Daily Mail

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lurker
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If you’ve seen “Can’t Stop the Music” (featuring Valerine Perrine!) you’ll know Caitlyn was not exactly the next Olivier. And if you’ve not seen “Can’t Stop the Music”… brace yourself before hitting “play”.

DW13
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DW13

On second thought… Nicolas Cage doesn’t seem THAT BAD after all. =p

MattComics
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MattComics

No Nic Cage would have still been bad and so would that movie.

redcape
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redcape

He said, “that Bad.” But this should be classified as mutilation.

DW13
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DW13

What RedCape just said. 😀

approuty
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Interesting…it would be a SuperWOMAN movie instead. You will belive a woman can fly. 😉

MattComics
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MattComics

Man, back then everybody from Robert Redford to Clint Eastwood to Ali was being thought of (even a dentist tested for it). I’ve always felt an unknown or at least relatively unknown is the better way to go. But they really need to be an actor. You can’t slap a handsome face and muscles in that suit and think you’ve got him.

BBally
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BBally

Imagine Muhammad Ali as Superman, wow. I mean he was charismatic and all but not exactly right for the role.

redcape
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redcape

Good lord! The world must be coming to an end.

afriend
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afriend

While I’ve heard that Jenner was considered for the part, one would think that if they can release the screentest footage of Ilya Salkynd’s wife’s dentist, at least a pic of Jenner in costume would be out there. There’s a big difference in the movie world between “considered” or even “auditioned” and “screen-tested”.