Swapped Out

Not all ac­tors make it to the big screen af­ter their cast­ing call. Find out who’s in and who’s out

Women's Weekly (Malaysia) - - CONTENTS -

Find out which celeb got re­placed af­ter be­ing casted

NATALIE PORT­MAN & CLAIRE DANES While we can­not imag­ine an­other ac­tress star­ring op­po­site Leonardo DiCaprio in Romeo + Juliet, Claire’s role first be­longed to Natalie. How­ever, pro­duc­ers de­cided she was too young in the end. ZHANG ZIYI& LI BING­BING Bing­bing starred as the lead in a lit­tle-known film Snow Flower And The Se­cret Fan af­ter Ziyi quit to fo­cus on an­other movie. We doubt Ziyi is los­ing sleep over this sneaky swap. ED SKREIN & DANIEL DAE KIM Ac­cu­sa­tions of white­wash­ing caused Ed to leave his role as Ma­jor Ben Daimio in the Hell­boy re­boot. He was promptly re­placed with Korean-Amer­i­can heart­throb Daniel. ANNE HATH­AWAY & KATHER­INE HEIGL Os­car-win­ner Anne was orig­i­nally cast in the ro­man­tic com­edy Knocked Up be­fore Kather­ine took over. Anne re­port­edly dropped out be­cause of the graphic preg­nancy scene at the end of the movie. NICOLE KID­MAN & JODIE FOS­TER Nicole spent 18 days on the set of Panic Room play­ing Kris­ten Stew­art’s mum, but had to re­sign af­ter a knee in­jury she sus­tained got worse. Jodie then stepped in to re­place her. SA­MAN­THA MOR­TON & SCAR­LETT JO­HANS­SON British ac­tress Sa­man­tha had done all the voice work for the ti­tle char­ac­ter in the Os­car-nom­i­nated film, Her. Sadly, the di­rec­tor re­placed her with Scar­lett dur­ing the edit­ing process. RUS­SELL CROWE & HUGH JACK­MAN The di­rec­tor’s first choice to play Wolver­ine in X-Men was Rus­sell, but sched­ul­ing con­flicts got in the way. The role then went to fel­low Aussie, Hugh, who has since made the char­ac­ter a heroic icon. CHUMMY EMMA WAT­SON & EMMA STONE Her turn in La La Land earned Emma Stone an Os­car, but it could have eas­ily gone to Emma Wat­son. Af­ter her ini­tial cast­ing nod, the ac­tress left the project to join Dis­ney’s Beauty And The Beast. CON­TRO­VER­SIAL KEVIN SPACEY & CHRISTO­PHER PLUM­MERA #MeToo scan­dal saw Kevin Spacey kicked out of House Of Cards. Not only that, his scenes in All The Money In The World were reshot with Christo­pher Plum­mer in­stead.

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