Oscar winner Rachel Weisz has hit back at claims she scored her role in new movie The Fountain because husband Darren Aronofsky was the director, insisting Hugh Jackman recommended her for the part.
The English actress took on the role of Izzi in the sci-fi thriller after Cate Blanchett dropped out, but only after Jackman had managed to convince Aronofsky his wife was perfect for the part.
“There was just no question that I was going to be in the movie,” she told Empire magazine. “It was really all Hugh’s idea. He said to Darren, ‘I think Rachel would be really right for this’.”
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