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Russell Crowe was 'insulted' by 'Deadpool 2' Cable audition offer

Press Trust of India  |  New York 

"2" creator revealed he was yelled at by after he suggested the that he audition for the role of antagonist,

According to Collider, Liefeld said he texted Crowe on only to find out the Oscar-winning replying with "Read for it?!"

"One night before I went to bed, I didn't know was on Twitter, and I stupidly tweeted to 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 - to Russell Crowe saying, 'Read for it?!', and my 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 executives "may or may not have yelled" at him for the incident.

"I'm like, 'I'm sorry! They just haven't picked 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

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First Published: Sun, July 08 2018. 11:05 IST