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    19 Actors Who Originally Auditioned For One Role, But Got Cast As Another

    Tom Hiddleston originally auditioned for Thor before being cast as Loki.

    1. Before starring as Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Tom Hiddleston actually auditioned to play Thor.

    Marvel

    2. Sandra Oh originally auditioned for the role of Miranda Bailey on Grey's Anatomy before she eventually asked to audition for Cristina.

    ABC

    3. Heath Ledger almost starred as Bruce Wayne in Batman Begins before eventually being cast as the Joker in The Dark Night.

    Warner Bros.

    4. Before being cast as Gina, Chelsea Peretti originally auditioned for Rosa on Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

    NBC

    5. Courteney Cox originally auditioned for Rachel on Friends before she was cast as Monica.

    NBC

    6. Originally, Rachel McAdams auditioned for Cady Heron in Mean Girls before booking the role of Regina George.

    Paramount Pictures

    7. The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus originally auditioned for Merle before he was cast as Daryl Dixon.

    AMC

    8. Also, Sonequa Martin-Green auditioned for Michonne on The Walking Dead before she was cast as Sasha.

    AMC

    9. The Office star Rainn Wilson read for the role of Michael before booking Dwight.

    NBC

    10. Before being cast as Paris Geller, Liza Weil originally auditioned for Rory Gilmore on Gilmore Girls.

    Warner Bros.

    11. Eddie Redmayne originally auditioned to play Tom Riddle in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets way before playing Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them.

    Warner Bros.

    12. Supernatural star Jensen Ackles originally auditioned for Sam before asking to also audition for Dean.

    The CW

    13. Pretty Little Liars star Janel Parrish first auditioned for Spencer before landing the role of Mona.

    Freeform

    14. Liam Hemsworth originally auditioned for Peeta in The Hunger Games before landing the role of Gale.

    Lionsgate

    15. Jessica Capshaw originally auditioned to play both Nurse Rose and Dr. Sadie Harris on Grey's Anatomy before being cast as Arizona Robbins.

    ABC

    16. Laura Prepon auditioned for Piper on Orange Is the New Black before booking the role of Alex Vause.

    Netflix

    17. Also, Natasha Lyonne originally read for the role of Lorna on Orange Is the New Black before being cast as Nicky.

    Netflix

    18. Veronica Mars star Jason Dohring originally auditioned for Duncan before landing the role of Logan.

    Warner Bros.

    19. And finally, Game of Thrones star Iwan Rheon originally auditioned for Jon Snow before booking the role of Ramsay Bolton.

    HBO