Movie star Josh Brolin missed out on landing a lead role in The Fly sequel after terrifying producers and casting directors at his audition.

The No Country for Old Men star admits he got too wrapped up in the idea that the character he was trying out for was half man-half fly.

He tells Men's Journal magazine he fell to the ground and started spitting all over the room, prompting his agent to call him immediately after the try-out.

He recalls, "He said, 'What did you do?' I said, 'What do you mean, what did I do? In the part, the guy's coming out of a cocoon. He's transmogrifying.'

"(My agent said), 'Well, they were really afraid. I mean, they were scared.'"

The role eventually went to Eric Stoltz.