Kline called 'Kevin Decline' for refusing roles

Tuesday, 22 January 2008 - 7:34pm IST | Agency: IANS
Actor Kevin Kline has earned the nickname 'Kevin Decline' because he often turns down movie roles and is indecisive about the parts he eventually takes up.

LONDON: Actor Kevin Kline has earned the nickname 'Kevin Decline' because he often turns down movie roles and is indecisive about the parts he eventually takes up.


Director Adam Brooks, who directed Kline in the comedy "French Kiss", said: "I wrote 'French Kiss' and he was the star. We became friends and I maintained a relationship with him and I always wanted him to play literary professor Hampton Roth. But he turns everything down; he's known throughout Hollywood as Kevin Decline.


"Over the course of a week he turned this part down a number of times. He frets over everything and he worries."


However, Brooks was persistent and it worked out, contactmusic.com reports.


He added: "I said, 'Kevin, I think you're making a mistake because this is great role for you, but I'll move on. Every day I don't have another actor I'm gonna offer it to you again.'


"On the fifth day, he changed his mind and said, 'Yes.' He always has a million questions, some of which are fantastic and some which you get tired of, but it's part of his process."


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