WATCH: Alan Cumming's Worst Audition

4.28.2014

By Jami Smith

The actor tells the Tonight Show audience how an awkward hug with Woody Allen lost him a role

Cabaret star Alan Cumming thought he had nailed an audition for a Woody Allen film — before things got physical. Cumming tells the story that Allen hid behind a wall while watching his audition like a "startled little deer." By the end of the reading, Allen seemingly took a liking to the actor. Just as Cumming thought he had won the part, he went in for a celebratory hug with Allen, and it ruined everything. 

Watch Alan Cumming's hilariously awkward story below: 

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