Marsden stated the Los Angeles courtroom the place he served on jury responsibility additionally had a wall stuffed with headshots of celebrities who had beforehand served on jury responsibility there
James Marsden had a slightly distinctive expertise as a choose.
In an unique interview with PEOPLE about its new Amazon Freevee sequence Jury responsibilitythe 49-year-old actor mentioned his personal real-life expertise as a member of a Los Angeles court docket jury.
“I simply served as soon as earlier than and it was a weird expertise as a result of it was right here in LA, and I walked into the courtroom and there was a wall of photographs of actors who’ve completed jury responsibility earlier than — in a authorities constructing!” stated Marsden, who performs an elevated model of herself and a choose within the new docu-style comedy.
“I believed in my thoughts, ‘Properly, if somebody acknowledges me then perhaps I might be a distraction,'” he added throughout his PEOPLE in 10 interview. ‘Do not know. I wasn’t actually making an attempt to get out of jury responsibility.’
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To Marsden’s shock, he ultimately grew to become a distraction within the courthouse when one of many legal professionals took a second to reward his work throughout the trial.
“One of many legal professionals’ opening arguments — in the course of a gap argument, he turned to me and he stated, ‘And I’ve liked the whole lot you’ve got completed,'” Marsden recalled, including that the trial was for “an eviction case or one thing.”
He joked that the interplay made him need to say, “Choose, I ought to go,” however then recalled how “it was a courthouse with a wall stuffed with headshots, in order that they’ll love that.”
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Whereas the lawyer might have been impressed by Marsden’s lengthy checklist of credit, which incorporates motion pictures like The pocket book, enchanted, Hair spray, X-Males And Sonic the Hedgehog2in addition to TV sequence Useless to me And West world — Marsden’s three children aren’t precisely impressed, the actor beforehand advised PEOPLE.
“My children have at all times been in one of the best ways, sort of splendidly impressed with what I do,” he joked in February. “They assume it is cool they usually’re pleased with me, however… I am daddy. They need me to be daddy.”
Nonetheless, the Useless to me star – who shares son Jack, 22, and daughter Mary, 17, with ex-wife Lisa Linde, and son William, 10, with ex Rose Costa – stated at the very least one in all his youngsters is considering following in his footsteps within the present enterprise.
“My daughter has [expressed interest], however my boys, not but. Not that far,” Marsden shared. “My daughter is a really, very gifted younger girl, so we’ll see. We are going to see. I definitely would not discourage them.”
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