YouTube star David Dobrik revealed some behind-the-scenes details about his surprise audition for Marvel’s 2021 Shang-Chi movie.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is one of the latest additions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe – and David Dobrik could have been a part of it.
The YouTube star has made no secret of his love for Marvel movies. He even has a fully functional Iron Man suit which he has shown off many times on his channel.
(Oh, and we can’t forget how he slapped his assistant for almost preventing him from seeing Spider-Man: No Way Home in a TikTok Challenge video. The man loves his Marvel, after all.)
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So it’s no big surprise to learn that Dobrik auditioned for Shang-Chi – specifically the character who humorously vlogs the bombastic fight between Shang-Chi and his father’s grunts on a speeding San Francisco bus.
Dobrik revealed this information on the latest episode of his VIEWS podcast on April 5, 2022.
“The thing was — it was like an influencer guy,” he explained. “I know when that happens in a script, they just say it’s an influencer. They will never actually pick an influencer because that would be stupid.”
“As I walked out of my audition, McLovin’ walked out too. He just auditioned for the same role. I thought, ‘Why the hell am I here? The guy is at the audition? He’s gonna blow me out of the damn water!’”
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Although Dobrik did not compose the role, he said that seeing the film was a unique experience as he already knew all of the character’s lines by heart.
This is a far cry from Dobrik’s first Hollywood experience; The vlogger regularly rubs shoulders with the likes of Howie Mandel and Josh Peck, and even has his own show on Discovery Plus.
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