According to Collider, Liefeld said he texted Crowe on Twitter only to find out the Oscar-winning actor replying with "Read for it?!"
"One night before I went to bed, I didn't know Russell Crowe was on Twitter, and I stupidly tweeted to Russell Crowe not ever thinking he'd answer me and I go, 'Hey Russell, you should read for Cable!'
"That didn't turn out very well, I got yelled at a lot, because I woke up - because he's in Australia - to Russell Crowe saying, 'Read for it?!', and my manager said, 'Yeah... Russell Crowe doesn't read for parts, Rob. You kind of insulted him'," he said at the Las Vegas Comic-Con.
Liefeld said Fox Studios executives "may or may not have yelled" at him for the incident.
"I'm like, 'I'm sorry! They just haven't picked Cable yet so I'm just putting it out there.' And then my phone rings, so some Fox people may or may not have yelled at me for an hour," he said.
Cable's role eventually went to Josh Brolin.
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