Boston Celtics Big Baby Almost Landed ‘Blind Side’ Role
Back in 2007 Boston Celtics Glen “Big Baby” Davis was the leading candidate to portray Baltimore Ravens guard Michael Oher in the movie The Blind Side.
Sandra Bullock won an Oscar on Sunday night for Best Actress and her co-star could have been “Big Baby” if not for his regular job of playing in the NBA. “Big Baby” who had done some acting and improving in his days back at Louisiana State University was approached to try out for the Oher role in 2007 and sent in an audition tape.
Out of his league right? Well no, “Big Baby” s actually got a callback but never went tot he audition due to his NBA schedule. The scene “Big Baby” performed for the audition tape was of when Oher discusses selecting a college and ultimately deciding on the University of Mississippi.
“I never flew out because I didn’t have time,” he said. “I was playing, it was at the beginning of the season. That would’ve been tough. I would’ve had to shoot during the summer time, and that was a really important time.”
“Big Baby” later learned he was one of the top three candidates for the role. Crazy to think he passed on a SAG card which for sure would have outlived his NBA career.