The King of Pop's former agent recalls the moment Michael expressed interest in taking on the role of 007 in his memoir.
Micheal Jackson's former agent Michael Ovitz recently released a candid, tell-all memoir titled, Who Is Michael Ovitz? In the book, Ovitz recalls a moment in which Jackson expressed interest in taking on the iconic role of James Bond.
Ovitz describes the conversation that went down between him, Jackson, and his business partner Ron Meyer as cringe-worthy. He writes that he and Meyers did their best not fall into fits of laughter when Michael brought up the idea, and doubled their efforts when Michael's hat fell into a container filled with guacamole. Then the blob fell off, and Ron totally lost it," Ovitz explained. "I cracked up, too, and Michael stalked out. I found him and explained for 15 minutes that we hadn’t been laughing at him... Finally, Michael’s face cleared. 'OK, Ovitz. OK,' he said. 'But I want to play James Bond.' I am proud to report I didn’t laugh, this time."
Ovitz later reveals that he managed to dissuade Michael from veering for the Bond role telling Jackson that his physical build and gentle disposition would count against him. Ovitz reportedly told Jackson he was "thinly built" and "too sensitive." He also added that Jackson "be credible as a brutal block of stone."
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