In life, there are two types of people. Those who played in the most famous saga of all time and who today are huge stars idolized by millions of people, and the others. Failures. Maybe you’re going to start sulking because “but she’s serious Clara-de-Topito, she insulted me a lot of shit, find me her address Kevin, we’re going to throw stones at her” and already, from 1 I’ll tell you that it’s a bit of a disproportionate reaction, and secondly I’ll reassure you by telling you that you still belong to the same category as Kate Winslet or Hugh Grant. And ultimately, it’s not that gross.
1. Robin Williams as Hagrid
If, at the start, Robin Williams had a good chance of playing Hagrid, it is ultimately because of JK Rowling that it did not happen. Being British herself, she exerted enormous pressure on the casters to only recruit actors who were also British. Great atmosphere, great diversity, bravo. So the guy went in Jumanji to shoot with wild animals anyway, and in Dead Poets Society to be able to walk around a high school too. (That’s wrong, it was done BEFORE Harry Potter)
2. Hellen McCrory as Bellatrix Lestrange
So yes. She did indeed star in Harry Potter, but only in the last three films, as Narcissa Malfoy. If, at the beginning, she had to play Bellatrix Lestrange, the aunt of Peaky Blinders had to give her role to Helena Bonham Carter because she got pregnant. But, she doesn’t give up so quickly, she wanted her role as Hellen, so she forced herself to have a role in the last 3 films. (RIP:( )
3. Kate Winslet as Helena Ravenclaw
The character of Helena Ravenclaw had a rather short, but very significant duration. For this role, the name that appeared at the top of the list was therefore that of Kate Winslet. But unfortunately for her, her agent rejected the script straight away before even checking if she was interested. Personally, that would have been grounds for dismissal. Or my agent disappearing under mysterious circumstances and no one would ever see him again. Hoping my agent reads this and doesn’t do the same stupid thing (yes I’m talking about my mother, so what).
4. Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Ron Weasley
The actor has always wanted to play Ron Weasley. Besides, he tried, auditioning for the role. Unfortunately, he didn’t get the part, unlike Rupert Grint. Although this loss made him very sad, he said that this first failure helped him to become more optimistic for other roles later. Besides, Ron Weasley couldn’t look like he was 8 his whole life.
5. Tom Felton as Ron Weasley or Harry Potter
Before becoming Draco Malfoy, Tom Felton first auditioned to be Ron Weasley and then Harry Potter. Although he wasn’t cast in either role, the actor claimed there was never any rivalry or jealousy between him and the two actors. Felton also added that he thought the roles were cast perfectly and he understood the choices. But we don’t care about that, Felton, damn us, we want fights, we want blood, we want tears, why are you wasting your time giving us good life lessons like that?
6. Jamie Campbell Bower as Tom Riddle (Voldemort when he was young)
The actor is probably a FAN of the saga. He first appeared in Twilightthen in Mortal Instrumentss, then in the Fantastic Beasts (another JK Rowling franchise), then in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows with the role of Grindelwald. If, at the beginning, he had auditioned for the role of Tom Riddle, he was not chosen for reasons “which remain rather vague”. According to my investigation, the fuzzy reasons are simply that the other actor was more suitable for the role. Thank you, you’re welcome, I just solved years of mystery.
7. Ian McKellen as Albus Dumbledore
Ian McKellen, known for his roles in The Lord of the Rings and Da Vinci Code, was asked to take on the role of Dumbledore after the death of the original performer, Richard Harris, in 2002. However, before his death, Richard Harris had stated that in his opinion McKellen was a brilliant actor in terms of technique but that he lacked passion when he played. McKellen therefore faced a dilemma: to take on the role of a man who disapproved of him as an actor, or not. That’s sad, and uncool of Richard.
8. Henry Cavill as Cedric Diggory
Before Cavill became the famous Superman who captured the hearts of thousands of fans, the future didn’t look so bright for him. He has indeed lost two roles in favor of Robert Pattinson. For the first, the role of Edward Cullen, he was the writer’s first choice, but he ultimately went to good old Robert. And, for the second also, as Cedric Diggory in The Goblet of Fire, Rob stole the show. AHAHAH, but is it Superman with super big arms, him, the Robert? No, that big sucker.
9. Hugh Grant as Gilderoy Lockhart
Among the actors who almost played in Harry Potter, there is also the actor of Love at first sight in Notting Hill, who had been cast to play Gilderoy Lockhart. Unfortunately, the actor was in his heyday and therefore had to reconsider his decision because of his busy schedule. It’s stupid, he could have amassed a little more money than with all the turnips he made afterwards.
10. JK Rowling as Lily, Harry’s mother
We have to admit that JK Rowling and the actress who plays Harry’s mother look pretty good alike. That’s why the producers initially wanted the actress to take on the role of Harry’s mother, since she fit the profile so well. Unfortunately, JK didn’t see herself as an actress at all and didn’t feel like ruining it at all, so she politely declined the invitation. BUT WE COULD HAVE SEEN IT IN THE FILMS, YOU REALIZE?????