Famous Roles That Almost Went To Another Actor
Selma Blair almost had the role that made Katie Holmes famous.
Katie Holmes became a household name as Joey Potter, the moody tomboy everyone rooted for, on Dawson’s Creek. creator Kevin Williamson revealed in Entertainment Weekly.
Lionsgate put up the big bucks for Oscar Winner Leonardo Dicaprio to play serial killer Patrick Bateman in “American Psycho.” After the actor expressed interest, the studio went so far as to issue a press release saying he would star, the pay day was a reported $20 million but he pulled out for another film and the role eventually went to Christian Bale.
Angela Bassett turned down the lead role in “ Monsters Ball”, she didn’t want to fit a cliché.
“I wasn’t going to be a prostitute on film. I couldn’t do that because it’s such a stereotype about black women and sexuality.”
The role earned Halle Berry a Best Actress Oscar, making her the first African-American to receive the award.