Sans for the fame and probably fortune, stars are pretty much like us normal human beings who experience rejection.
You might not even believe it but there are A-listers that at one time in their lives, were turned down for a role despite being celebrated in show business.
This gives truth to the maxim that goes: if it’s not meant to be, it’s not meant to be, which loosely translates to: not everything you want, despite how much you need or want it, will be given to you all the time.
Other thespians are quite vocal when it comes to one of the biggest letdowns of their lives and you may be to shocked to know that even as glamorous as the work may seem, there are just times when they simply don’t fit the job description. So here are some of those who got rejected for popular films:
Before she was tied up for her archer character Katniss Everdeen in the trilogy “The Hunger Games,” the Oscar award-winning actress first hoped to become Bella Swan, the human who fell in love with a vampire in the romance fantasy franchise “Twilight.”
Of course, everyone knows that the role went to Kristen Stewart, although the “Red Sparrow” star admitted in an interview that she was shocked by how the film came out to be.
Despite the success of “Twilight,” Lawrence had no ill-feelings about not nabbing the role since she landed a great starrer, “The Hunger Games,” which catapulted her to worldwide stardom. Little did she know that her superb acting in the dystopian films would ignite her career.
Her other film credits include “Mother!,” “Passengers,” “Silver Linings Playbook,” “Serena,” “Joy,” Winter’s Bone,” and “House at the End of the Street,” among many others.
Best believe it that even THE Angelina Jolie can get rejected. This is none other for the role of the sassy elite Cher Horowitz in one of the most iconic films of the ‘90s, “Clueless.”
Actually, the movie’s director, as well as the casting director, already had their minds set on Alicia Silverstone, who went on to play the part, although Fox at the time wanted the team to explore other choices.
One of the girls who never got the part is Jolie, who actually didn’t go to the studio to audition, but a tape became the casting director and the director’s basis.
Meanwhile, Reese Witherspoon was also pitched to score the role, but although she was great as explained by the execs, the role was simply for Silverstone.
Although rumors have it that Matthew McConaughey turned down the role of Jack in the 1997 romantic thriller “Titanic” that was directed by James Cameron, the actor said these weren’t true.
Here’s what happened according to his account: He auditioned for the part and thought it went well – actually, it was so great that he had back pats after the audition and the kind of great where he would call his agent to say he aced the audition. Sad to say, he didn’t get the part, despite expecting that much.
The role obviously went to Leonardo DiCaprio who went on to showcase his A+ acting alongside his on-screen partner Kate Winslet.
One of the most beautiful faces in the entertainment industry today is Scarlett Johansson, who is famous for her films like “Lucy” and “The Avengers.”
As such, she is one of the most bankable, too, and there are many filmmakers who are casting her for acting abilities, which may prove her once being the highest-paid actress in the world.
But this is not always the case – at 11, she already got turned down for the role of Judy Shepherd in the 1995 adventure fantasy film “Jumanji.”
Her audition tape is constantly making rounds on the internet and showed a young adorable girl who reads her lines in front of the camera. The part eventually went to Kirsten Dunst, which greatly helped her forward her career.