OMG no! What a terrible world this would have been without Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter!!
But, it's true. When the actor was initially offered the role, he turned it down becaues he would have been away from home for too long.
The original contract had Dan filming six movies in Los Angeles. However, when the films were moved to England and the number of movies were reduced, his parents eventually accepted the offer.
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Ah well! Jessica still managed to get Justin back anyway!
According to Friend With Benefits screenwriter David Newman, Jessica Biel auditioned for Mila Kunis' role in the film…but got turned down.
Here's what Newman had to say about Jessica:
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We could understand if he had turned down Ocean's Thirteen, or Green Zone…but Avatar? Really?
According to reports, Matt Damon was in talks with James Cameron to star in Avatar, but he turned the role down.
Here's what he had to say about it:
"I talked to Cameron and I read the script and I knew the movie was gonna be a big hit. I really wanted to do Avatar and work with Jim Cameron and watch him direct and learn a lot."
"We were finishing The Bourne Ultimatum, and I couldn't leave. It was a scheduling issue."
Too bad, Matt, but at least it worked out for Sam Worthington, who ended up taking the role. If things had gone differently, Sam could still be struggling for bit parts on JAG. Ha!
Did U like Sam Worthington in Avatar? Do U think Matt Damon would have been better?
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TV veteran Craig T. Nelson admits passing on the role of Jay, played by Ed O'Neill, in ABC's hit show Modern Family.
When Craig was asked if he turned down the role because he already had the part on Parenthood, he responded, "No. Money."
"I’m old enough to say it, I guess. That was it. I really wanted to do Modern Family and I really liked the script and I liked the people. I just said, 'You know what? I’ve been doing this too long.' We’re in the middle of a cutback here, ladies and gentlemen, in Hollywood and salaries have gone way, way down. I just felt disrespected to tell you the truth."
Didn't he save his Coach money??
Ed O'Neill got the better deal….He got the bigger hit!
Honestly though, we're glad Craig passed up Modern Family because we couldn't even imagine the show without Ed!
Hope Parenthood doesn't get canceled because that would be a major boo-boo on your part, Craig!
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Slash just isn't a fan.
Though many aritsts are lining up around the block to get their music covered on the hit FOX T.V. show, former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash has revealed he and frontman Axl Rose were approached by the show's producers personally to get a song of theirs on Glee. The boys turned them down. Slash explains:
"In the current climate of what’s going on in entertainment these days, I try to be more optimistic than negative because it’s really easy to get negative about it, but I draw the line at Glee. Glee is worse than Grease and Grease is bad enough… When Grease came out, I was like, 'Oh c’mon, give me a break.' Actually, I look at Grease now and think, 'Between High School Musical and Glee, Grease was a brilliant work of art.'"
First of all, Grease was a brilliant work of art!
Second, yeah, the show's not for everybody. We could see how Slash could take issue with the music makers behind the show reworking his artistic expression to fit their own musical mold.
But in the end, he's the one who is missing out. Just ask any of the other artists the show has covered and they'll tell you - it's pretty sweet to watch your music rise in the charts right along side theirs.
To each their own!
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Whoa! They must have really wanted her!
But Gayle King stuck to her guns and turned down the opportunity to compete on ABC's Dancing with the Stars three times!!
When Oprah's BFF was asked why she repeatedly turned down the dancing show, Gayle replied:
"I think it's good to keep my public humiliation to a minimum. I would never want to embarrass my children ever…or myself! I can't dance."
She is a fan of the show though! Who's her favorite dancer on the current season of DWTS?? She says, "I like Jennifer Grey, but I also like that guy Kyle [Massey]. I didn't know him, but he has personality and moves."
We don't think Gayle's dancing would be nearly as bad as her singing! But we still would have loved to see her shake her thang.
Do U think Gayle would be a good contestant on DWTS??
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Vogue publisher Conde Nast has turned down Cameroonian photographer Mario Epanya's campaign to make Vogue Africa a reality.
Epanya went all out in his quest to get the magazine published by creating fake covers as well as producing other images that would fill the pages of the African glossy.
Kind of odd considering Vogue is already published in 18 countries. Wonder what their reasoning was?
[Image courtesy of Mario Epanya.]
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