Oliver Hudson could've played Jack Pearson on This Is Us, but he decided to go fishing instead
Source: Us Weekly
The Splitting Up Together star tells The Ladygang podcast he did so well in his This Is Us audition that he was asked to do a chemistry read with Mandy Moore. "But this will tell you how much I love to fish," he said. "I had a 10-day fishing trip planned. It’s my life. Fishing is a big part of my life and it was this 10-day fishing trip. And my agent says, ‘We have to test, and they really like you, and this, this, and that.’ And I said, ‘Oh, I’m supposed to go on a fishing trip’… And he’s like, ‘Okay, yeah, so? I mean, this is a big thing,’” he revealed. “And I said, ‘You know what? I’m going to do my fishing trip.’”
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