Why Zachary Levi landed the lead in Shazam! despite going for a smaller role

Zachary Levi admits he was not surprised the film-makers of Shazam! thought he was well-suited to play someone with the mind of a 14-year-old.
Zachary Levi admits he was not surprised the film-makers of Shazam! thought he was well-suited to play someone with the mind of a 14-year-old.PHOTO: WARNER BROS

NEW YORK - He may be 38 years old, but actor Zachary Levi will be the first to tell you he "has always been a big kid" at heart.

So even though he originally auditioned for a smaller part in the movie, that is one reason he landed the lead role in the new kid-friendly superhero flick Shazam!.

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