WTF? Michael Jackson wanted to play James Bond

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:

“Finally, Michael’s face cleared. ‘OK, Ovitz. OK,’ he said. ‘But I want to play James Bond.’ I am proud to report I didn’t laugh, this time.”

However, Ovitz had to explain to Michael that he was unlikely to be cast in the famous role, saying:

“[You’re] thinly built, you’re too sensitive, you won’t be credible as a brutal block of stone.”

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?

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