Could you imagine someone playing Scandal's Olivia Pope better than Kerry Washington? What if Miley Cyrus had never been Hannah Montana? By the time we've seen a show (aka, by the time we've binged a show on Netflix), we don't really think about who might have played our favorite characters. But the truth is that there are a lot of actors out there who had fought for the role, including some very famous ones who you might know! Gossip Girl creator Josh Schwartz told Vulture that Jennifer Lawrence "really wanted to play Serena" and that she definitely auditioned and was bummed to not get it." That's showbiz, baby! One day you're in, and the next day you're...still a very successful star, I guess?
How about some of these other stars? Could you imagine your favorite shows if these actors were cast?
Kid stars talk about growing up on television, the practice needed for their first on-screen kiss, and the awkwardness of the whole situation.