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Thursday 17 April 2014

Sheen cut from Rachel McAdams' film

Michael Sheen and Rachel McAdams both filmed scenes for To The Wonder

Michael Sheen has said he has no hard feelings about getting cut out of girlfriend Rachel McAdams' new movie.

The Twilight actor jetted out to the US earlier this year to visit Rachel on the set of To The Wonder, and director Terrence Malick asked him to shoot a cameo as the boss of Ben Affleck's character - but he told New York magazine's Vulture that his role didn't survive the editing process.

He said: "I played Ben's boss, but that side of the film got cut down so much. I just went to visit my girlfriend Rachel on the set, and then Terry asked if I would do a day's filming on it, so I was like, 'Yeah, sure.' It was just that I was around, and at the end of the day, you know, it was only two scenes."

But Michael, who started dating Rachel after they met on the set of Midnight In Paris in 2010, later received an email from the producer saying his part had been cut.

He said: "But it wasn't like I had gone through the whole thing of auditioning for a Terry Malick film and then saying, 'Oh, I've got the part!' You know, that's happened to me before. I've done films where a lot of it gets cut and then it's kind of really disappointing. I was in the Ridley Scott film, Kingdom Of Heaven, and loads of stuff got cut from that. There was a lot more to the character I played in that movie, but you know, you expect it as part of the job."

Romantic drama To The Wonder is due to be released next year.

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