Jackson had a full presentation all set to go, not balking when he was reminded Professor X was white.
Michael Jackson reportedly pitched himself to be in the 2000 “X-Men” movie by demonstrating producers just one of his brief musical films.
In a new short article for The Hollywood Reporter, the late King of Pop was stated to arrive at Fox Studio places of work in 1999 organized to gun for the element of Professor Charles Xavier, the chief of the Marvel mutant superhero crew.
Jackson wore sun shades and refused to shake hands for his assembly with the manufacturing crew headed by director Bryan Singer, according to the publication — and was apparently unfazed by the strategy that he did not very evaluate up to the way Professor Xavier is portrayed in the comedian publications.
“I stated to him, ‘Do you know Xavier is an more mature white guy?'” producer Lauren Shuler Donner recalled. “And Michael reported, ‘Oh yeah. You know, I can have on make-up.'”
Jackson then tried to show his situation by exhibiting anyone his 1996 small film called “Michael Jackson’s Ghosts,” which was co-composed by Stephen King.
In it, the entertainer plays an eccentric person with supernatural powers who performs magic tricks and tells ghost tales to the young children of a small city referred to as Typical Valley. The aged white mayor of Typical Valley wishes to operate Jackson’s character out of city.
Guess who plays thee mayor in the 39-minute flick? Jackson — performing and dancing in intense prosthetic make-up.
Twentieth Century Fox was reportedly in no way thinking of Jackson, who was presently combating promises in opposition to him of sexually abusing young children at the time.