12 Iconic Roles That Were Almost Played by Someone Else

Rumer Willis as Serena van der Woodsen? Al Pacino as Han Solo? Johnny Depp as Ferris? You won't believe which stars were originally cast in your favorite films


The Vacation star recently told ETOnline that the script for the 2001 hit about sorority girl turned lawyer Elle Woods initially came her way but she was leery about taking on another "dumb blonde" role since her TV series Married … with Children had just wrapped. "I got scared of kind of repeating myself," she said. "What a stupid move that was, right?" Still, Applegate is happy with the way things turned out. "Reese deserved that. She did a much better job than I ever could, and so that's her life. That's her path."