Despite taking the starring role in one of the biggest hits of 2019, Massoud said that he is yet to have “a single audition” and hasn’t been allowed “in the room” for major roles.
“I’m kind of tired of staying quiet about it,” Massoud told The Daily Beast. “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.”
On the red carpet of new animated film Spies in Disguise, Smith – who played the role of Genie in Guy Ritchie’s Disney film – told Variety: “He is a spectacular actor, and he has nothing to worry about.”
The Canadian actor beat out more than 2,000 actors to portray Aladdin. The film has grossed more than a billion dollars worldwide since its release in May, and is currently the 34th highest-grossing film of all time.
Massoud, who also appears in Jack Ryan, currently stars in the Hulu action serious Reprisal.
Spies in Disguise is released in UK cinemas on 27 December 2019.
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