The auditioning process can be stressful and frustrating for any actor and sometimes auditions don’t go as planned. When given a script, many actors and actresses are asked to audition for a specific role or connect with one that they are determined to get, but often times producers and creators have other ideas! While all of these popular TV stars definitely ended up getting a role in the show they were auditioning for, it certainly wasn’t the part they had in mind. Here are some TV stars who wanted one role but were cast in another:
25. Courteney Cox – Friends
At this point many are well aware of the hard work that went into bringing the cast of Friends together, and one step in that process was getting the right role of Courteney Cox. When she came in, Cox was reading for the role of Rachel, but the one she really wanted was Monica. “We originally offered Rachel to Courteney Cox,” creator Marta Kauffman said. “But she said she wanted to do Monica, not Rachel.” Obviously everyone involved made the right choice, and there would have been no better Monica than Courteney Cox, and no better Rachel than Jennifer Aniston.