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

RUMER WILLIS: SERENA VAN DER WOODSEN, GOSSIP GIRL

The CW's casting director David Rapaport revealed that the network was gunning for Rumer Willis to play the star role of Serena van der Woodsen, the Manhattan it girl for whom drama follows wherever she goes. Blake Lively ended up nailing the role – and, to be quite honest, we can't imagine golden girl Serena as anyone else. Rapaport was pleased with how it all turned out, too: "These lesser-known girls really captured the essence of the show and carried it for six years."