10 Iconic Characters Almost Played by Someone Else

It’s tough to suppose anyone besides Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw in “Sex and a City” or Julia Roberts as Vivian Ward in “Pretty Woman,” though these iconic film and radio roles were almost played by someone else. Yup. If it wasn’t for predestine stepping in, some of your favorite on-screen characters could’ve looked a whole of a lot different. (We know. Total game-changer.)

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But who are these actors who roughly inched out a dear stars for what would turn roles of a lifetime? Well, propitious for you, we got a lowdown on all a bomb casting stories behind your fave shows and films. Learn what could’ve been and click by for 10 iconic characters who were roughly played by someone else.

Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and a City

Before Sarah Jessica Parker stepped into Carrie Bradshaw’s Manolo Blahniks in “Sex and a City,” another singer could’ve played a iconic curly-haired sex columnist. In an talk with “Access Hollywood,” Lisa Edelstein, who stars on Bravo’s “Girlfriends Guide to Divorce,” certified she was this tighten to personification a dear singular gal.

“It wasn’t a rumor. That indeed happened,” she said, revelation that her agreement was sealed and prepared to go until HBO with SJP. (We couldn’t assistance though wonder…what would “Sex and a City” be if Lisa Edelstein played Carrie?)


Ferris Bueller in Ferris Bueller's Day Off

SJP’s husband, Matthew Broderick, also roughly mislaid out on his iconic purpose as Ferris Bueller in a John Hughes’ classic, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” Who was it that roughly snagged a role? Well, it was Broderick’s ’80s peer, Johnny Depp. (He unequivocally had a hair for it.) Other actors in row were Robert Downey Jr., Rob Lowe, and Michael J. Fox.

Serena outpost der Woodsen in Gossip Girl

It’s tough to suppose anyone besides Blake Lively as Serena outpost der Woodsen in “Gossip Girl,” though a select New York socialite was roughly played by someone else. In an talk with BuzzFeed, The CW show’s creator, David Rapaport, certified that Rumer Willis (aka Bruce Willis’s daughter) was pitched by a network to play a Manhattan “It” girl. Well, Rapaport eventually went opposite a network’s wishes and went with Lively, who was some-more opposite during a time.

“I adore Rumer, she’s grown into utterly an extraordinary singer and person,” he said. “But that, to me, was formed on safeguarding a investment of a radio uncover where creatively, these lesser-known girls unequivocally prisoner a hint of a uncover and carried it for 6 years.”

Jerry Maguire in Jerry Maguire

Believe it or not, though another Tom could’ve Tom Cruise‘s iconic purpose as Jerry Maguire in self-titled film. Who is that other Tom? Well, nothing other than Hollywood’s other large “It” Tom—Tom Hanks. Hanks was creatively offering a role, though got too aged for a partial after prolongation lagged on a script—so says a film’s director, Cameron Crowe.

“I took so prolonged doing a book that Hanks was no longer a 35-year-old man. By a time he got [the script] he was roughly 40 and had dual Academy Awards and wanted to direct,” Crowe told Empire repository in 1997.

Elle Woods in Legally Blonde

Before Reese Witherspoon went to Harvard Law School in “Legally Blonde,” a golden-haired lawyer-to-be could’ve indeed been played by another rom com queen, Christina Applegate (who, fun fact, played Witherspoon’s comparison sister on “Friends.”) Opening adult to “Entertainment Tonight,” Applegate certified she was wavering to take a purpose as another reticent blonde.

“I got frightened of kind of repeating myself,” she said. “What a foolish pierce that was, right?”

Vivian Ward in Pretty Woman

Julia Robert‘s purpose as Vivian Ward in “Pretty Woman” is positively what done her raze onto a Hollywood scene, though a iconic purpose was roughly played by one of a ’80s many renouned actors: Molly Ringwald. Ringwald spilled a tea on a Reddit QA in 2012.

“Julia Roberts is what creates that movie. It was her part,” she said. “Every actor hopes for a partial that lets them gleam like that.”

Rose in Titanic

Kate Winslet and Leonardo Dicaprio have been verbatim #couplegoals given audiences fell in adore with them as Rose and Jack in 1997’s “Titanic.” But indeed another A-lister could’ve vied for Leo’s heart had Gwyneth Paltrow not incited down a role. Yup. The Oscar leader dished to Howard Stern in 2015 about her vital regret.

“I demeanour behind during a choices I’ve done and think, Why a ruin did we contend approbation to that and no to that? And we know, we demeanour during a large design and think: There’s a concept doctrine here. What good is it to reason onto roles?” Paltrow said.


Piper Chapman in Orange is a New Black

Prior to Taylor Schilling slipping on her orange jumpsuit as Piper Chapman in “Orange is a New Black,” creator Jenji Kohan indeed deliberate Katie Holmes for a role. In an talk with E! News, Kohan certified that she met with Holmes for a role, though that a brunette eventually incited it down due to her schedule.

“I met with her,” Kohan said. “She had other things to do. And also, in a beginning, no one knew what this was.”

Olivia Pope in Scandal

Kerry Washington is Olivia Pope. No question. But for some reason, ABC wanted a opposite singer as “Scandal’s” heading lady. That singer happened to be “Nashville” star, Connie Britton, who a network courted for a famous fixer. Britton was roughly expel if it wasn’t for “Scandal” creator Shonda Rhimes pulling for Washington in a role—and we’re blissful she did.

“When a uncover got picked adult [to pilot], we got a phone call from somebody who said, ‘This would be a ideal uncover for Connie Britton.’ we said, ‘It would be, solely Olivia Pope is black,'” Rhimes told The Hollywood Reporter.

Mia in La La Land

Before Emma Stone won an Academy Award for her purpose as a struggling singer named Mia in “La La Land,” a Oscar-winning purpose could’ve indeed went to another Emma: Emma Watson. In an talk with UPROXX, a film’s director, Damien Chazelle, suggested that he creatively courted Watson for Mia and Miles Teller for Ryan Gosling’s role. The British singer eventually had to dump out of a routine (likely to play Belle in “Beauty and a Beast”), that is when Chazelle found Stone for a part.

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  • Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and a City

  • Ferris Bueller in Ferris Bueller's Day Off

  • Serena outpost der Woodsen in Gossip Girl

  • Jerry Maguire in Jerry Maguire

  • Elle Woods in Legally Blonde

  • Vivian Ward in Pretty Woman

  • Rose in Titanic

  • Piper Chapman in Orange is a New Black

  • Olivia Pope in Scandal

  • Mia in La La Land

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