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‘Mad Men’ Star John Slattery Turned Down Role on ‘Empire’

‘Mad Men’ Star John Slattery Turned Down Role on ‘Empire’


Mad Men star John Slattery missed out on the opportunity to appear in another hit series. The actor recently revealed that he turned down a guest starring role on Empire.

In an interview with The Daily Beast, the star revealed that he passed on a role FOX’s biggest series, that was offered to him by the series’ co-creator Danny Strong. “That’s Danny Strong who punches me in the balls!” he said of the L.A. episode. “That guy is on top of the world right now with Empire. If he reads this, ‘Danny, I need a job!’ He actually asked me if I wanted to be on Empire, and I think I let that ship sail. I don’t know who I would’ve played… some white dude.”

We’re sure John is kicking himself a little now that the show is such a huge success.

Now that the first season of the series has come to an end, what role do you think John could have been up for (assuming it wasn’t cut from the show). We’d love to hear your theories in the comments below!

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Jasmine Alyce Jasmine is the Associate Editor/Reporter for FanBolt. She’s been obsessed with pop culture and entertainment news since the olden days of MTV’s ‘TRL’ and graduated in 2009 with her BA in Journalism. She’s a huge horror and sci-fi/fantasy fan and her favorite shows include: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who, Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time and Scandal, to name a few.


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