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Ashley Judd

 

  1. Pamela Anderson, Home Improvement, TV, 1991-1997.      No thanks, she told producer Matt Williams. She was interested only in movies.Williams later directed her15th movie,Where The Heart Is, 2000.
  2. Milla Jovovich,Kuffs, 1992.    Ashley preferred a smaller part to the "indignity" of a leading role requiring nudity."I won't disrobe and destroy, in one motion,everything my family stands for." Her family are the C&W singers: Naomi and Wynonna Judd.
  3. Carrie-Anne Moss, Memento, 1999.    Director Christopher Nolan got stuck in the J pages when trying to locate the best Natalie: Judd, Famke Janssen, Angelina Jolie.  He then whetted his thumb and flicked through M...
  4. Angelina Jolie, Lara Croft, Tomb Raider, 2000.For the girls, Lara Croft is their James Bond.  Well, more of a sexy Indiana Jones.  And 21 hopefuls wanted to bringther sassy, video-game adventurer to life. Demi More was, perhaps, the most keen, but who was simply disregarded. Christina Applegate, Drew Barrymore, Sandra Bullock, Cameron Diaz, Nicole Eggert, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Kate Hudson, Elizabeth Hurley, Ashley Judd, Jennifer Lopez, Gwneth Paltrow, Anna Nicole Smith (a joke, surely), Catherine Zeta-Jones were considered. Fairuza Balk, Natalie Cassidy, Kirsten Dunst and Milla Jovovich auditioned while Denise Richards, Charlize Theron, Uma Thurman and Liv Tyler simply refused. And Lara’s guy (who fled the sequel) was Daniel Craig - complete with a Walther PPK pistolthat he would use again as 007 in Casino Royale, 2005.
  5. Renée Zellweger,Chicago, 2002.
  6. Nicole Kidman, Bewitched, 2004.      Who wants to play wriggly-nosed Samantha? Me, me, chorused... Jennifer Aniston, Kim Basinger, Cameron Diaz, Heather Graham (who would have been quirkily great), Angelina Jolie, Lisa Kudrow (perfect!), Tatum O'Neal (not so much), Gwyneth Paltrow,  Michelle Pfeiffer, Julia Roberts, Meg Ryan, Alicia Silverstone, Hilary Swank, Naomi Watts. Among 35 possibles. Over the years.
  7. Halle Berry, Catwoman, 2004.    She passed - ironically - to be Cat on a Hot Tin Roof on Broadway. Would Pitof have also made Judd look as bad as The Halle Cat- as Berry was named by cast and crew.
  8. Rachel McAdams, The Notebook, 2004.     Rachel McAdams  beat many people (Britney Spears, included) wanting to be Allie.
  9. Hilary Swank, Million Dollar Baby, 2004.
  10. Carla Gugino, Sin City, 2004.    Directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller also looked at Carrie-Anne Moss, Sarah Jessica Parker, Uma Thurman and Naomi Watts for  Lucille in their  “live” comic-strip.

  11. Naomi Watts, King Kong, 2005.      Peter Jackson saw all the beauties LA had to offer and kept thefaith withdown-under talent.
  12. Sharon Stone, Basic Instinct 2, 2005.      There was a moment in her high priced revenge for being trapped (said she) into flashing her pubic hair in the first film (which just happened to make her a global star!) when  Sharon Stone refused to be Catherine Trammell again.  MGM ran to  Ashley - or Demi Moore. And, my goodness, who was that rushing back into the fold?  And for what, an obvious flop before one scene was shot in anger... As in: What  the hell can she do for an encore?
  13. Vera Famiga, The Departed, 2006.    Also considered for the role of Madolyn: Patricia Arqauette, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kyra Sedgwick.
  14. Annette Bening The Women, 2007.     Judd was (obviously)  keen  on the old Rosalind Russell role, but after  15 years trying to writer-direct her version of MGM’s 1938 magic,  the fizz  had left the bubbly for the TV Murphy Brown creator Diane English. Few among her cast(s) could match  the  30s ladies like  Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford and Rosalind Russell.
  15. Julianna Marguiles, The Good Wife, TV, 2009-2015.   The ER star   admitted she had been “sloppy thirds” for the titular Alicia Florrick.  Actually, she was sloppy fourths…   Her rivals  had been Judd, Helen Hunt and the one Juliana didn’t seem to know about: Elisabeth Shue. 

 

 

 

 





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