Actors almost dumped in your favorite rom-coms


Can you imagine how different the world would be if Nicole Kidman or Gwen Stefani were in Mr. and Mrs. Smith?

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She has no regrets about it, saying “it wasn’t meant to be”. The role ultimately went to Renée Zellweger.

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The actor said she “couldn’t do it” because she thought Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks were perfect for the movie. “I guess what they did at that point is sort of what Richard [Gere] and i was doing through town [in the 1990 film Pretty Woman], you know?”

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Molly was reluctant to play the part because of the subject. Initially, the script for the film was titled $ 3,000 and was meant to be a darker, more serious exploration of 1980s Los Angeles sex work. But, after extensive script revisions, it became the Cinderella tale we all know. Meg Ryan, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Michelle Pfeiffer all turned down the role.

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The actor read for the role and while the movie is a classic as it is, I would really give anything to see him play Josh.

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Nice to meet you could have played basically anyone other than Amy Adams.

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Rachel McAdams was a popular commodity after the success of Notebook, and even when director David Frankel began negotiating with Anne Hathaway, the studio persisted in trying to get Rachel to play. But Anne was dedicated in her attempts to secure the part – writing the words ‘hire me’ in the backyard of former Fox Vice President Carla Hacken and bringing in Meryl Streep.

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Before Jim Carrey was finally cast, Cage was the first choice for the lead role, especially after his performance in Adaptation, another mind-boggling Charlie Kaufman movie.

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Emma Watson eventually stepped down from the role due to scheduling conflicts with live-action The beauty and the Beast. As for Miles … the situation is a little more complicated: he was attached to the film when he was abruptly informed that he was no longer considered “creatively good” for the role. There were also false reports that Miles and Emma were “too demanding” and missed roles. But Miles maintains he was loyal to the project and director Damien Chazelle, with whom he previously worked on Whiplash. “When this movie was almost falling apart, I stayed attached to it and told the directors that I really wanted to work with which I couldn’t get off the ship. La La Land just because the project was in flux. I will go to my grave knowing that when the situation ended, I expressed extreme loyalty to Damien and this film. That’s kind of all I can say. Phew.


Nicole Kidman was slated to star in Mr. and Mrs. Smith, which means that we could have potentially existed in a universe without Brangelina.

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The late Heath Ledger has become an idol for playing the bad boy Patrick in this modern adaptation of William Shakespeare Tame the shrew. But before he was chosen, Ashton and Josh, who were better known at the time, were considered for the role. And if casting director Marcia Ross hadn’t given Heath a second chance at her audition, he might not have landed the role.

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Like it or not, this film solidified as a post-war classic, in large part thanks to Emma Stone’s hilarious and endearing performance. So, you’ll be shocked to note that J. Law was originally screened for the role, revealing at The Hollywood Reporter’s 2017 Annual Actress Roundtable (which included Stone) that she really wanted the role. Stone, who dropped out of Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch for the movie, joked, “You didn’t get it. You didn’t get it because you suck!” In response, J. Law retorted: “Get out!”

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That’s right, folks, Christina could have been the one to deliver the iconic “What, like it’s hard?” line instead of Reese Witherspoon. For Christina, who says she doesn’t regret letting the opportunity pass, the role looked too much like her character on the sitcom. Married with children. “I felt like it was too close to what I had just done and I was very interested in stepping back.” While Christina received the script, Charlize Theron, Gwyneth Paltrow, Alicia Silverstone, Katherine Heigl, Milla Jovovich and Jennifer Love Hewitt were also considered for the role.

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There’s no denying that Zooey Deschanel had the industry in a chokehold when it came to staring in romantic comedies, largely due to his success as the ubiquitous and eccentric Jess â„¢ ️ in New girl. As a result, she was in talks to spend the series’ first hiatus filming for romantic comedy scholar Richard Curtis alongside costar Domhnall Gleeson. However, she eventually decided to focus on her music instead. As a die-hard fan of both New girl and About the weather, this quasi-casting is extremely personal to me. Please respect my privacy at this time.

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Truman Capote, who wrote the short story the film was loosely based on, wanted Marilyn to play it, given that the two knew each other and he partially wrote the role of Holly for and about her. But Marilyn was dissuaded from playing the role by her advisor and interim coach Paula Strasberg, who discouraged her from playing a call girl. Of course, Audrey Hepburn will end up playing the part.

Which were the most surprising? Do you know which ones we missed? Comments below!

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