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    Posted on Oct 18, 2017

    Jason Isaacs Was Low-Key Angry Over His Audition For Lucius Malfoy In "Harry Potter"

    Lucius wasn't his top choice.

    I know it’s hard to imagine anyone else in the role, but it turns out Jason Isaacs came very close to not accepting the role of Lucius Malfoy when he auditioned for Harry Potter.

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    In fact, Isaacs wasn't even aiming to play Lucius — he wanted to play Gilderoy Lockhart!

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    Isaacs told Digital Spy that he was pretty pissed with casting when they asked him to read for Lucius. "I was about to go play Captain Hook and didn't want to do two children's villains."

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    But, thankfully, Isaacs' family made a joint effort to convince him to do it.

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    "Over the weekend, everybody I knew called me — nieces, nephews, godchildren and then the parents," he told Digital Spy. "They all tried to persuade me to take the job — not because they cared about me but because they wanted to visit the set! So I took the job, and thank god I did!"

    And, even though he didn't want to play another villain, we really just can't picture anyone else portraying Lucius!

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