MENA MASSOUD: AFTER ‘ALADDIN’ MADE $1 BILLION, I STILL COULDN’T GET AN AUDITION
Mena Massoud had just, in theory, become a billion-dollar man.
On the hot summer morning when we first meet in Beverly Hills, the young actor has a buoyant pep in his step. You could say he’s gliding. Flying even.
Depending on how ridiculous you want this metaphor to be, you might suggest that the rug blanketing the lobby bar at the Beverly Hilton had become a magic carpet of sorts, transporting Massoud to me to talk about his role in Hulu’s new noir series, Reprisal, his big breakout year in Hollywood, and that aforementioned cash haul: the live-action remake of Aladdin, in which he beat out 2,000 actors to play the title character, had just crossed the billion-dollar mark at the box office. READ MORE
ALADDIN STAR MENA MASSOUD SAYS HE HASN’T HAD A SINGLE AUDITION SINCE MOVIE MADE $1 BILLION
Mena Massoud thought landing the lead role in Aladdin would elevate his career to a whole new world.
In an interview with The Daily Beast published on Tuesday, the actor, 28, said he has had a total of zero auditions since playing the titular role in the live-action Disney remake, which was released in May.
Despite Aladdin crossing the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office, becoming the biggest hit of Will Smith‘s career, Massoud said no new opportunities have come his way. READ MORE