Chris Klein's Mamma Mia Audition: Real, Fake, or Really Fake?


Move over, sexually ambiguous sixth grader wailing "Paparazzi" by Lady Gaga! This week, Chris Klein may take your viral video crown. The Election and American Pie actor is the star of an excruciating new YouTube video that purports to be his audition tape for Mamma Mia!, and it involves a level of singing and cringing not experienced since The Comeback went off the air. At Movieline HQ, we're split over whether the video is a put-on or not -- I'm leaning toward "fake," but even so, I don't know what to do with this information. Maybe he just wanted to be a trending topic on Twitter for once?


Chris Klein's Mamma Mia! Audition Is Very Upsetting [Videogum]


  • TurdBlossom says:

    I'm saying "real".
    Extra points for calling that 12 year old Lady Gaga wannabe "sexually ambiguous".

  • Julie Miller says:

    I can't stop watching this.

  • Dan says:

    He's got the stalker eyes!

  • Tommy Marx says:

    Okay, can anyone honestly say this performance was worse than any other guy that actually starred in that horrible movie? I went to see "Mamma Mia" with a friend of mine, and by the end I was getting extremely jealous of people who are deaf.
    And there's something about this audition that makes me want to marry Chris Klein. Evidently, I'm one of those sick puppies who's attracted to guys that can be vulnerable and desperate at the same time.

  • Kyle Buchanan says:

    I feel this could only have been better-worse if he'd given props to Julia Stiles instead of Mandy Moore. Excruciating early-decade nostalgia!

  • The Winchester says:

    Want to see some true brilliance from Klein? Watch his scenes (and only his scenes) in the Street Fighter movie. Proof the boy is a g-darn comedic genius.

  • theescapist says:

    I say stealth GLEE audition, for the part of Montieth's long-lost older half-brother.

  • Ross G says:

    The Comeback! Love the reference.

  • Bart says:

    Totally agreed! I miss that show.