Denzel Washington passed on the role to play Detective David Mills in Se7en.
Role was played by: Brad Pitt
Washington could have had Brad Pitt’s role. However, he turned down “Se7en,” deciding to work on detective thriller “Devil in a Blue Dress” instead.
The actor later told Entertainment Weekly he regretted the decision after seeing a screener.
“They offered me the Brad Pitt part, but I was like, ‘This is so dark and evil,'” Washington said. “Then, when I saw the movie, I was like, ‘Oh, shoot.'”
In a recent interview with theGrio, Washington said it was a “mistake.”
“I just didn’t think anybody was going to see it,” Washington said. “I don’t know what I made instead, I can’t remember, but I turned [Se7en] down. I guess Brad Pitt is happy about that.”