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Bardem passed on playing Farrell's part in 'Minority Report'

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Oscar-winning actor Javier Bardem said he turned down Colin Farrell's role in "Minority Report" when it was offered to him.

The 2002 sci-fi film was directed by Steven Spielberg and starred Tom Cruise, Samantha Morton along with Farrell.

Though Bardem revealed he was a big fan of Spielberg, he said he wasn't prepared to board the film at the time, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"When I him (Spielberg), I was really star-struck," Bardem recalled when delivering a master class at the international film festival.

He added, "But at the time, it was difficult for me to jump into a foreign language performance. My English is better now. You may not believe it, but it's better."

The 48-year-old star is in to promote "Mother!", the psychological thriller, where he co-stars with Jennifer Lawrence.

The festival runs through to September 17.

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First Published: Tue, September 12 2017. 10:22 IST