‘Martian’ hit and miss
NEW YORK: Aziz Ansari could have been in the hit movie of the season, but he passed on it because, he said, he thought the movie would be “boring”.
“I was also asked to audition for a part in The Martian (not Kapoor), but I skimmed the script and – no offence – it seemed like a boring movie about a white guy stuck on Mars for two hours who gets fired up about plants, so it didn’t seem worth taking a break from my own projects. (I’ve heard the film is fantastic),” Ansari said.
The Martian is one of the few “grown-up” movies of the season that’s dominated the box office and is also a critical hit, which means it’s now in play as an Oscar contender. Not long after The Martian debuted, there was some controversy over the decision to cast Chiwetel Ejiofor to play a character named Vincent Kapoor. In the novel from which The Martian was derived, the character is Indian and his name is Venkat Kapoor. – Washington Post