Egypt-born star Mena Massoud hasn’t had a single audition since Aladdin

Egypt-born star Mena Massoud hasn’t had a single audition since Aladdin

Meanwhile Disney+ gives his American co-star Billy Magnussen an Aladdin spinoff.

Aladdin stars Mena Massoud and Billy Magnussen
Aladdin stars Mena Massoud and Billy Magnussen. (Photos: AFP/ JC Olivera and Frazer Harrison)

Disney+ has announced that it is developing an Aladdin spinoff starring Billy Magnussen. The brunette actor played Prince Anders, the dim royal who vies for Princess Jasmine’s (played by Naomi Scott) hand in marriage in the 2019 live-action remake.

The news did not go down well with fans. Fans are not at all pleased that Magnussen’s bit role in the remake has landed him a spinoff whereas Aladdin star Mena Massoud has not been able to even secure a single audition in Hollywood since headlining the movie.

At an interview with The Daily Beast, the Egypt-born actor said, “I’m tired of staying quiet about it. I want people to know that it’s not always dandelions and roses when you’re doing something like Aladdin. ‘He must have made millions. He must be getting all these offers.’ It’s none of those things. I haven’t had a single audition since Aladdin came out.”

Fans have taken to social media to voice their displeasure.

Where's a genie when you need one?

Source: CNA/yy

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