Planet of the Apes star lied ‘through his teeth’ for movie audition

Toby Kebbell told his boss he had a dentist appointment so he could audition for the new Planet of the Apes movie.

The 31-year-old star plays Koba in the upcoming sci-fi movie Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and he lied to get out of the work to meet actor Andy Serkis, who plays Caesar, and try out for the part.

The actor, who was starring in a three-part drama at the time of the audition said,  ”I was a massive fan of the first one. I was working in London, and I got an audition for it so I had to pretend I had a dentist appointment to come to the audition cos I was playing a lead on a three part drama.

“So I pretend I had a dentist appointment and I met Andy, I was very nervous, because he’s awesome.”

Although Toby doesn’t know what made him snag the part, he is delighted that he did.

“I have no class but for some reason, he thought I would be fun to work with. So yeah I was blessed,” he said.

The movie is due to be released this summer.