The Steven Spielberg Classic Tom Selleck Regrets Rejection


According to an interview with co-star Karen Allen, Tom Selleck had to turn down the role of heroic explorer and archaeologist Henry “Indiana” Jones. As she said Diversity, “Tom Selleck was selected, and then it turned out that ‘Magnum PI’ was selected.” Allen – who appeared in original film of “Indiana Jones”, “Raiders of the Lost Ark”, as Marion and reprise the role for “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” – stating that the people behind “Magnum” wouldn’t let Selleck pull out of his contract, so he had to give up the role Dr. Jones. She went on to say that she met Selleck quite a while later and he revealed how upset he was. “I only knew after the fact because I sat with him years later and he told me how heartbroken he was.”

Although Allen did not specify when they met again, it is possible that their reunion took place on the set of “Blue Bloods”; she starred in episode 13 of “Blue Bloods” season 4, entitled “Business Unfinished” (via IMDb). Allen plays Betty Lowe, a woman who interrupts a press conference Frank Reagan (Selleck) is holding to demand justice for her murdered daughter, Michelle.

During the interview with Variety, Allen also revealed that two other actors had auditioned for the role of Indy with her. “I auditioned with Tim Matheson and John Shea. John Shea and I flew together from New York on the same plane to do the test and Tim Matheson was in Los Angeles, but I only worked with him. a few years ago at ‘ Animal House, so we’re friends.” She said she later learned of two other famous actors who had joined the cast for the role: “I did an audition with them. and from there it was discovered that Sam Elliot and Jeff Bridges had auditioned.”

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