13 TV Stars Who Wanted One Role But Were Cast In Another

  
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11. Jensen Ackles – Supernatural

With its eleventh season back in 2015-2016, Supernatural became the longest-running American live-action fantasy TV series, and much of that is thanks to the fantastic casting and chemistry of Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester and Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester, but things could have been much different. When casting for the series began, Jensen Ackles read the script and went in to audition for Sam even though he had liked Dean better as a character and related to him more. While producers knew they liked Ackles, they also knew Sam wasn’t the right role for him so after Jared Padalecki was cast as Sam, they brought Ackles back in to read for Dean, and he of course landed the part.

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10. Rowan Blanchard and Sabrina Carpenter – Girl Meets World

Even though Girl Meets World didn’t find the same success as its predecessor Boy Meets World, it still gained a lot of fans over its three seasons. The young talented cast were great in their roles, so many are surprised to learn that the two stars, Rowan Blanchard and Sabrina Carpenter, originally auditioned for each other’s characters. In an interview, Blanchard, who starred as Riley Matthews, admitted that she initially auditioned for the role of Riley’s best friend Mya and when Sabrina auditioned, she did so for Riley. The pair actually stayed in the roles as they went through the auditioning process but when they got put together they realized that each other’s characters fit their personalities better, so they swapped.

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