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 turned down an audition for the role. “What I did pass on that may surprise you is ‘Girl, Interrupted.’ The Angelina Jolie role … I just…

The Frisky / November 10, 2012

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 weight. “I had [gained weight] with Effie and as much as I was moved by this film, I wanted to try a role that had…

Jessica Wakeman / January 1, 2012

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 who they would cast, and actress Michelle Trachtenberg claims the role could have been hers. Catherine Hardwicke, who directed the first “Twilight” film, was apparently…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 3, 2011

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 actually knows who the makers of the show originally had in mind for the starring role—Thomas Jane of “Hung.” “Nobody knew who I was. The…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / October 9, 2011