In the video John Goodman Breaks Down His Most Iconic Characters | GQ at about
06:42 actor John Goodman says:
Yeah they kinda sandbagged me. Stephen Spielberg cast me in a film called Always and I was just in heaven; this is the best thing.
So on the day of the first table read he said “Ladies and gentlemen, I’d like to say something before we start. I’ve found my Fred Flintstone.” And it just took the wind out of me, it’s not something I was looking forward to doing. Yeah, I felt like I was sandbagged.
Question: Why did John Goodman say he was sandbagged? Was he no longer cast in Always?