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Harding misses out on X Men
Sarah Harding misses out to Mad Men's actress January Jones
Girls Aloud 's singer Sarah Harding has spoken about missing out on a coveted role in franchise X-Men .
Harding was asked to audition three times for a role in the new blockbuster installment, X-Men: First Class , produced by Claudia Schiffer 's husband, Matthew Vaughn .
The part has now gone to Mad Men 's actress January Jones , but the blond singer wasn't upset to hear the news as Jones is a "more established actress", said the 28-year-old.
Harding is the only Girls Aloud member to go into acting. She has already had a role in the Saint Trinian's films.
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