Rachel Weisz opted out of The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor claiming that she felt uncomfortable being away from her son for five months to shoot in China. Mummy fans were terribly upset (myself included) because she is such a part of the franchise. I almost couldn’t understand the decision. I mean what?! I can’t even imagine the money they offered her. But she still said no. Maria Bello stepped in and the production continued without a second thought.Well, recently Rob Cohen let slip the real reason why Rachel didn’t want in on the third installment of the movie that brought her fame and fortune. The director wanted her to play the mother of a much older child and Rachel wasn’t having it.
“I got a very angry phone from her agent, saying she’ll never play the mother of a 21-year-old. I said, “OK, good, fine, bye.'”
Which makes more sense? Being away from her son? Or not liking playing a character with a 21 year old son?
UPDATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A Rachel fan BROKE IT DOWN to me in an email that is way too long for me to post here. So I am going to add it to the comments. What research! Check out why she says Rob is just bitter and making up stories to help promote the film. WOW! Give me one second to upload.WENN