Kris Allen Auditioned for Rock of Ages (Plus, “Boyfriend” cover! VIDEO)

Kris Allen reveals to OK Magazine that he auditioned for the lead role in Rock of Ages, the movie, a role that was eventually won by newcomer, Diego Boneta.

“Everyone was like, you have to try out for this. I would have been terrible!,” says Kris, laughing. “I am supposed to have long hair and be this rock star guy. I would have sucked at it.”

“They said I was the best singer that had come in so far, which was cool, especially since the songs I was singing were like Foreigner songs. But I did the acting part, which I am sure I bombed. I never tried out for anything before.”

Is Kris considering acting as a career? “No…. maybe if it comes around again someday. But that is just not my thing. I’d probably freeze up a little bit,” Kris admits. “As long as the music thing is going okay, I’m probably going to stick to that. Or if it is at a good place, and something came up randomly, and I was going to be perfect for the part, I would do it. But I was not perfect for the lead role in Rock of Ages.”

The role Kris auditioned for was originated on Broadway by Constantine Maroulis, eventually earning the Season 4 alum a Tony nomination.

Speaking of music, Watch Kris cover Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend” in Ocean City, MD yesterday.

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