London: Charlie Sheen fell victim to a pre-April Fools’ Day prank when a Canadian comedy duo rang him up to offer him a role in a sequel to Oscar-winning movie ‘The Artist’.
Montreal-based funnymen the Masked Avengers - Marc-Antoine Audette and Sebastien Trudel - who have their own radio show in Canada, called up the star two weeks after the Academy Awards in February and pretended to be Best Actor winner Jean Dujardin.
Putting on a heavy French accent, Audette offered the ‘Two And A Half Men’ actor a role in a fake follow-up to the hit movie.
Sheen took the offer very seriously and readily showed interest in working with Dujardin and even considered traveling to Paris, France.
He said, “Thank you for considering me, that’s very sweet.”
“We thought, ‘Why not take the identity of Jean Dujardin, who just won an Oscar, who is one of the hottest guys in Hollywood right now, and see how Charlie Sheen would react’,” the Daily Express quoted Audette as saying of the prank.
“We realised that when you’ve just won an Oscar, you can ask for whoever you want and get them. We could have offered him anything and he would have signed on, then and there,” Trudel added.