Sarah Harding's X-Men near-miss

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Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren and Mary-Louise Parker star in the 2010 action-comedy that is "Red". After he's threatened by a high-tech assassin, former black-ops agent Frank Moses (Willis) reassembles his old crew to go after their longtime assailants. The movie's title (RED) stands for "Retired Extremely Dangerous".

October 20th, 2010

Sarah Harding got called back for three 'X-Men: First Class' auditions.

The Girls Aloud beauty - who has starred in the 'St. Trinians' movies - narrowly missed out on the role of Emma Frost to actress January Jones in the superhero action prequel, but is thrilled she got so far.

She said: "I got called back three times for 'X-Men' but I missed out on the part to January Jones which was fine, she's a more established actress, but I was pleased to have got that far down the line."

Sarah has been offered several roles recently, but plans to wait until a more powerful part comes up.

She explained to OK! magazine: "I'm getting quite a few offers but I'm being quite picky. I thought Uma Thurman was great in 'Kill Bill' - I'd love a kick a*s role!"

'X-Men: First Class' started filming last month, and tells the tale of the early relationship between Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr, features an all star cast including Nicholas Hoult, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and Kevin Bacon.