Welsh actor Ioan Gruffudd deliberately sabotaged his audition for new movie THE EDGE OF LOVE - in a bid to help his pal Matthew Rhys land a part.
Director John Maybury says Rhys is now indebted to Gruffudd after helping him secure a part in the movie based on Welsh poet Dylan Thomas.
Maybury says, "Matthew got his mate Ioan to do a really bad audition on the same tape as his own audition.
"That way I'd look at Ioan's first and say 'Oh, that's bad', before seeing Matthew's wonderful performance."