Well, lucky for you, we got the lowdown on all the explosive casting stories behind your fave shows and films.
If it wasn’t for fate stepping in, some of your favorite on-screen characters could’ve looked a whole of a lot different. Total game-changer.) But who are these actors who almost inched out our beloved stars for what would become roles of a lifetime?
Well, Rapaport eventually went against the network's wishes and went with Lively, who was more unknown at the time.“I love Rumer, she’s grown into quite an amazing actress and person,” he said.“But that, to me, was based on protecting the investment of a television show where creatively, these lesser-known girls really captured the essence of the show and carried it for six years.” big "It" Tom—Tom Hanks.Hanks was originally offered the role, but got too old for the part after production lagged on the script—so says the film's director, Cameron Crowe."I took so long doing the script that Hanks was no longer a 35-year-old man. "Every actor hopes for a part that lets them shine like that." Kate Winslet and Leonardo Dicaprio have been literal #couplegoals since audiences fell in love with them as Rose and Jack in 1997's "Titanic." But actually another A-lister could've vied for Leo's heart had Gwyneth Paltrow not turned down the role. The Oscar winner dished to Howard Stern in 2015 about her major regret. And also, in the beginning, no one knew what this was." Kerry Washington is Olivia Pope. But for some reason, ABC wanted a different actress as "Scandal's" leading lady.By the time he got [the script] he was almost 40 and had two Academy Awards and wanted to direct,” Crowe told Before Reese Witherspoon went to Harvard Law School in "Legally Blonde," the golden-haired lawyer-to-be could've actually been played by another rom com queen, Christina Applegate (who, fun fact, played Witherspoon's older sister on "Friends.") Opening up to "Entertainment Tonight," Applegate admitted she was hesitant to take a role as another dumb blonde. "I look back at the choices I've made and think, Why the hell did I say yes to that and no to that? Prior to Taylor Schilling slipping on her orange jumpsuit as Piper Chapman in "Orange is the New Black," creator Jenji Kohan actually considered Katie Holmes for the role. News, Kohan admitted that she met with Holmes for the role, but that the brunette eventually turned it down due to her schedule. That actress happened to be "Nashville" star, Connie Britton, who the network courted for the famous fixer.