Posts tagged "casting close calls"

Parker Posey Could Have Been In “Girl, Interrupted,” And 25 Other Hollywood Casting Close Calls

It’s hard to imagine anyone other than Angelina Jolie (and THOSE LIPS!) in the Oscar-winning role of Lisa in the 1999 film “Girl, Interrupted.” But Parker Posey recently revealed she…

The Frisky | November 10, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Jennifer Hudson Could Have Been “Precious” & 23 Other Casting Close Calls

It’s hard to imagine “Precious” without then-unknown Gabourey Sidibe. But Jennifer Hudson was riding high after “Dreamgirls” and said she turned down the role because she didn’t want to gain…

Jessica Wakeman | January 1, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Michelle Trachtenberg Could Have Been Bella In “Twilight” & 22 Other Casting Close Calls

Attention Twihards! Be honest … could you imagine anyone other than Kristen Stewart playing Bella Swan in the “Twilight” series? Well, there was once a time when producers weren’t sure…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 3, 2011 - 12:00 pm

Casting Close Call: Thomas Jane Could Have Been Don Draper

Jon Hamm has nabbed himself four Emmys playing the now-iconic role of Don Draper on “Mad Men.” But apparently, he was not producers first choice for the role. And he…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | October 9, 2011 - 12:00 pm