Michael Jackson was world-famous for many things, but acting was not really one of them. Sure, he starred in ‘The Wiz’ and his own ‘Moonwalk’ movie, but he had his eyes on a much bigger role back in the 1980s.
According to a new book from Hollywood agent Michael Ovitz, the King of Pop revealed his plans to play the British spy during a meeting at his home. However, things didn’t go smoothly as Michael’s hat fell into a bowl of guacamole causing Ovitz and business partner, Ron Meyer to laugh and Jackson to storm out of the room.
Ovitz followed Jackson and assured him they weren’t mocking him, revealing:
However, Ovitz had to explain to Michael that he was unlikely to be cast in the famous role, saying:
We love Michael Jackson for his musical career, but stories like this do make us wonder quite what planet he was living on at times.. unless of course, Ovitz made the whole thing up?