In the annals of film coulda-beens, Julie Delpy's near-casting in "The Da Vinci Code" ain't exactly Tom Selleck as Indiana Jones, but, even though the movie went on to gross nearly $800 million worldwide, the "2 Days in Paris" actress isn't losing sleep over the fact that she got snubbed for the role which eventually went to Audrey Tautou.
"I never saw the film," she laughed. "I was not crazy for the book."
We'll leave the book debate for another day (although we WILL quote Roger Ebert: "I should read a potboiler like 'The Da Vinci Code' every once in a while," he wrote, "Just to remind myself that life is too short to read books like 'The Da Vinci Code.'"), but Delpy would seem a pretty inspired choice for the character of Sophie Neveu. So why didn't she get the part?
"They told my agent they needed someone with more depth," she revealed. "So they got someone with more depth. What does that mean, 'more depth?'"
"Oh, it's because I have blond hair," she continued, chuckling. "I get it."
Interesting fun fact: According to IMDB, Delpy has very poor eyesight, and is unable to sense "depth." Coincidence?
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