March 23, 2018 at 1:38 pm EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Shawn Mendes almost auditioned for lead role in ‘Love, Simon’

Shawn Mendes (Photo courtesy of Instagram)

Shawn Mendes could have landed the lead role in the gay, teen rom-com “Love, Simon.”

In an interview with the “Elvis Duran and the Morning Show” in promotion for his new single “In My Blood,” Mendes said that he saw a screening of the “incredible, incredible movie” the night before.

Duran asks if the rumors were true that the 19-year-old almost auditioned to star in the film. Mendes confirms it’s true but scheduling conflicts prevented him from trying out.

“I would’ve loved to. Unfortunately, timing didn’t work out. It would’ve been amazing,” Mendes says.

However, he’s pleased with Nick Robinson’s portrayal of Simon.

“Nick just did an incredible job. It was really amazing,” Mendes praised the actor.

Watch the clip below.

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