Penny Marshall says that Bruce Willis literally screwed Demi Moore out of the part that ended up going to Geena Davis because Demi got knocked up with her second kid during casting!
Apparently Demi was her first choice for A League of Their Own — so we could've seen a much different take on the iconic role!
Here's what Penny said:
“Demi Moore I like, but by the time we came around, she was pregnant. So, Bruce [Willis] literally screwed her out of the part.”
According to Penny, though, it was a rigorous tryout anyway, so there was NO WAY she was about to let a preggers Demi try:
“There was a big tryout where they were judged on running, catching, hitting. Throwing is always the hardest for girls because they throw differently. But I would not read — and really good — actresses unless they could play ball, or were trainable.”
We can't imagine anyone else being in that role, so in the end, count us as some of the folks Geena landed it! She did such a fab job!!
Plus, in the end Demi… we suppose things work out anyway!! Ha!
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