No one disputes that James Mangold struck gold when he cast Dafne Keen as X-23 in his hit film, Logan. You can even watch her audition and see why he made that choice. She was amazing.
It’s even more impressive, though, when you realize Keen beat out at least one more much more prominent young actress for the role: Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown. In a new interview for Variety, Brown revealed that she auditioned for the brutal superhero role. And even though she didn’t get it, she felts sitting in the room with Hugh Jackman and James Mangold was one of her best auditions ever, because she finally felt like a real actor.