But apparently the American Dreamz star wanted the role that eventually went to Dominic Cooper, if this video of Klein auditioning for the feature film adaptation of the ABBA-scored musical (and putting in a good word for Mandy Moore) is to be believed.
At least one source is inclined to think it's legit. Either way, it's hard to believe that the 31-year-old fancies himself a proficient singer, but maybe his heinous duet with Mena Suvari in American Pie made him believe he was at least as good as Pierce Brosnan.
"Let's go, shall we, before I embarrass myself further?" Klein ironically asks someone off to the side before he starts singing "Lay All Your Love on Me."
A rep for Klein declined to comment.
At least Chris Klein went on to bigger, better other roles. See what the stars have on their schedules in our Casting Couch gallery.