10 Actors/Actresses Completely Cut From Movies After Filming
8. Rachel Weisz – To The Wonder
For the next few on this list, we’ll spend some time in the world of Terrence Malick: an auteur in the realm of film if ever there were one. Terry is notorious for cutting people out of his films, because he doesn’t write in a traditional, narrative fashion. Those who are fans of Malick’s work realize that some of the people he casts won’t make it into the final cut. Going back to his cinematic masterpiece, Days of Heaven, which graces the screen like an exceptionally well written prose… it took him years to finish it. Years. So, Rachel Weisz… she was thrilled to be added to the cast of Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Olga Kurylenko, Jessica Chastain and others, only to find that this foray became one of Terry’s most experimental films. She was informed before its release that she hit the cutting room floor.
7. Jessica Chastain – To The Wonder
Staying with To The Wonder, Oscar winner Jessica Chastain was also cut from the film. Her piece of the patchwork quilt didn’t quite fit into what Terrence Malick desired as a final story. Jessica was well aware that it was a possibility, as she had worked with Terry before in The Tree Of Life, opposite Brad Pitt. It was in that film that Sean Penn barely avoided the cutting room floor. Jessica paid no mind she didn’t make it into the mix of To The Wonder. She knew going in that Terrence planned play with the process, and hoped to find a few moments that would work for each of the cast members. Unfortunately, they didn’t. Jessica went on to making more films, and scoring more award nominations for pretty much everything that she touches.