Mena Massoud Remembers The Moment He Was Cast as Aladdin

Mena Massoud gives off his best smoulder in this hot pic from his cover story with Daman magazine.

The 27-year-old actor is opening up about how he won the role of Aladdin in the new live-action film and the pressure that comes with it.

“This was back in June/July of 2017, and the casting process was intense, but I also felt lucky because it all happened in a condensed period of time,” Mena recalls. “It didn’t linger on like some castings do for films like this.”

He continues, “I had put my audition on tape and we didn’t hear back for about four months. And then out of nowhere, I was asked to put myself on tape again over the weekend, the next week I flew out to London for a week to test. I came back to Toronto to finish a film I was working on, flew back to London a second time for another test, and then we found out I booked it.”

Mena added that hearing he won the role is a very surreal experience.

“I was incredibly excited and grateful, but I also think a part of me thought, ‘This is it, this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for your whole life’,” he says. “I made a lot of sacrifices growing up and in my adolescence for my career and it felt like God and the universe were finally giving me a responsibility that I was excited to take on.”

Aladdin is in theaters now.

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