In Hollywood, a role in a popular film or television show can catapult your entire career overnight. So it’s CRAZY to think that some of the famous faces we’ve come to know today once turned down amazing opportunities, yes?
Believe it or not, the role of Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City wasn’t originally intended for Sarah Jessica Parker, it was intended for Dana Delany! However, Delany turned down the role because she felt she wasn’t stylish enough.
Another fun fact… Dana also turned down the role of Bre Van de Kamp in Desperate Housewives three times, but later accepted the role of Katherine Mayfair.
“I watched Keanu’s performance and very rarely do I say this but I would have messed it up. I would have absolutely messed up The Matrix. At that point I wasn’t smart enough as an actor to let the movie be. Whereas Keanu was smart enough to just let it be.”