15 Rom-Coms That Almost Cast Other Actors In Their Leading Roles

    Can you imagine how different the world would be if Nicole Kidman or Gwen Stefani were in Mr. & Mrs. Smith?

    1. Toni Collette was offered the role of Bridget in Bridget Jones' Diary, but ultimately turned it down.

    3. Speaking of Pretty Woman, there was a slew of actors considered for the character of Vivian Ward, including Molly Ringwald.

    4. Ben Affleck was brought in by Clueless casting director Carrie Frazier, who thought he would be "fabulous" in the movie as Josh.

    5. Tom Hanks and Molly Ringwald were almost the leads for When Harry Met Sally.

    6. Enchanted could've starred basically anyone else other than Amy Adams.

    7. 20th Century Fox offered Rachel McAdams the role in The Devil Wears Prada three times.

    8. Nicolas Cage was almost Joel Barish in the classic anti-rom-com Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

    9. Emma Watson and Miles Teller could have been the leading duo in La La Land.

    10. Nicole Kidman was set to play the lead in Mr. & Mrs. Smith, meaning that we could have potentially existed in a universe without Brangelina.

    11. Ashton Kutcher and Josh Hartnett were originally considered for 10 Things I Hate About You.

    12. Jennifer Lawrence originally auditioned for the role of Olive in Easy A.

    13. Christina Applegate passed on playing Elle Woods in Legally Blonde.

    14. Zooey Deschanel was cast in About Time but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts.

    15. Marilyn Monroe turned down the chance to play Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's, even though it was written for her.

    Which of these were most surprising? Know of any we missed? Comment below!