9 Actors Who Almost Lost Their Role Due to a Ridiculous Incident
It is difficult to imagine the movie “Pirates of the Caribbean” without Johnny Depp or “Titanic” without Leonardo DiCaprio: without them, these movies would probably lose their charm. As it turned out, some of the world’s famous films could lose the main characters as a result of absurd accidents that happened to the performers of these roles.
We found 9 funny stories from the life of an actor that could make popular films and TV shows a little different.
Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark in “Game of Thrones”
About 10 years ago, the young actress Sophie Turner nearly lost her famous role as Sansa Stark in the acclaimed TV series Game of Thrones. The girl was only 12 years old, she was engaged in a theatrical circle, where the head of the studio noticed her talents. The teacher organized an audition for the future actress for a then-unknown project, but Sophie never came to the appointed time. The persistence of the studio employee helped: the forgetful TV star was caught in the dining room at lunch and forcibly sent to the casting.
Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow in “Pirates of the Caribbean”
“Pirates of the Caribbean” would definitely have lost their identity without the charismatic Jack Sparrow played Johnny Depp. According to the actor, the head of the Disney company did not like the manner of the famous actor’s play: he considered it too feminine and even a little cheeky. Luckily for us, Depp managed to convince the harsh company representatives of the correct choice of his candidacy. They were stubborn for a long time, but still changed their anger to mercy and gave Depp the coveted role.
Arnold Schwarzenegger as the main character in “Terminator”
The Terminator hunting for Sarah Connor in Part 1 of the famous franchise didn’t really want to be a villain. According to Arnold Schwarzenegger himself, the image of a villain could play a cruel joke with the career of a novice actor, and therefore Iron Arnie preferred to play positive characters so that the viewer could get used to him. Only James Cameron’s promise to set the evil robot on the right path helped to convince Schwarzenegger, who became a legend after the premiere on the big screen.
Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen in Twilight
Handsome Robert Pattinson could have lost his role as a charming vampire in Twilight due to his inability to smile! According to the actor, even the author of the acclaimed bestseller, Stephenie Meyer was so disappointed with Robert’s performance that she opposed his participation in the filming of the picture. The reason for the “bad mood” of the famous vampire was that he was just very worried about the seriousness of the role.
Rachel McAdams as Ellie in “The Notebook”
Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams appear as almost the perfect couple in the film “The Notebook”, one of the most romantic in the history of cinema. However, few people know that Gosling was unfriendly to his partner on the set and even asked for her dismissal, considering Rachel’s game unprofessional. Fortunately for the audience, the enmity between the actors gradually faded away, and the romantic feelings of their characters grew into those of the performers themselves.
Leonardo DiCaprio as Jack Dawson in “Titanic”
Perhaps many of you will agree that the role of Jack in “Titanic” was key in the development of the career of Leonardo DiCaprio. Few people know that the young actor himself was categorically opposed to the job, believing that romantic characters were not for him. Blockbuster director James Cameron had to work hard to convince the stubborn Leonardo to participate in the project.
Taylor Lautner as Jacob in “Twilight Saga: New moon”
The role of the werewolf Jacob could have easily passed on to someone else if Taylor Lautner had not decided to go to the gym more often. The fact is that the producers of the film “Twilight Saga: New Moon” once thought that the handsome Lautner lacks muscle mass, which would make him more like the hero of the book by Stephenie Meyer and even wanted to replace the actor. Strenuous training did its job: Lautner remained the Jacob we all know.
Al Pacino as Michael Corleone in “The Godfather”
No one knows whether The Godfather would have been published without Al Pacino: it is difficult to imagine anyone else in the complex role of a mafia boss. The representatives of the Paramount company had their own opinion on this matter because for some reason known only to them, they wanted to remove Al Pacino from the set three times! But failures during the production process and constant doubts about the actor’s competence could not break his mood – to this day, “The Godfather” is considered a legend in world cinema.
Chris Pratt as Peter Quill in “Guardians of the Galaxy”
Chris Pratt almost lost one of his main roles due to excess weight. Although looking at an athletic actor, it’s hard to believe it. The creators of the “Guardians of the Galaxy” did not want to give Pratt the coveted role for a long time, since at the time of auditions Chris weighed more than 130 kg. Stubborn training in the gym helped him to correct his figure. As a result, the same Peter Quill appeared on the screens of cinemas around the world, with whom all young fans of Marvel comics are in love.