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Andie MacDowell

  1. Jennifer Beals, Flashdance, 1983.   “I met with [UK director] Adrian Lyne on a couple of things because he and I shot a commercial together.”
  2. Kim Basinger, 9 1/2 Weeks, 1986.    UK direcor Adrian Lyne saw ‘em all! Demi Moore, Tatum O’Neal, Isabella Rossellini, Dominique Sanda, Kathleen Turner, Sigourney Weaver. And MacDowell who thought the script was borderline sleaze. Oh, it was way over the border! 
  3. Elisabeth Shue, Adventures in Babysitting, 1986.    For his directing debut, Gremlins writer Chris Columbus saw just about every gal in town for the explosive night of babysitter Chris Parker: a project hangingaround (with Jane Fonda) since the 60s. Twenty years on, Jane’s niece, Bridget Fonda, was booked. Kathleen Turner was the next “first choice.” Louis-Dreyfuss auditioned - and passed toJodie Foster.. But she also passed - toMichelle Pfeiffer… and she quit for The Witches of Eastwick! More auditions were held for: Andi, Justine Bateman (her TV series, Family Ties, cancelled that idea!), Melanie Griffith, Tatum O’Neal, Brooke Shields, Sharon Stone. Columbus refused Kelly McGillis and Valerie Bertinelli lost out to Shue on the final day.
  4. Anne Archer, Fatal Attraction, 1986.

  5. Jodie Foster, The Accused, 1988.   
    An awful thing to say. Except it is true. Jodie Foster would never have won her (first) Oscar for this trenchant drama - if actress Kelly McGillis had not been raped in 1982… At first, the role of the rape victim Sarah Tobias was written for  MacDowell. She passed. The Paramount suits then saw 34 other young actresses for the (real life) victim. Or, for their own rape bait fantasies - including 16-year-old Alyssa Milano! Foster was refused a test because she was “not sexy enough”! And, anyway, the studio had decided upon McGillis, a high flyer in  Paramount’s Witness and Top Gun. And, naturally, she refused point-blank! She knew what it was to be brutally raped and Kelly had no wish to revisit the horror and agony of her own assault six years earlier. The suits were annoyed. They needed her. She was hot at the box-office, their box-office. They had made her a star!! Eventually, McGillis agreed to play Sarah’s defence attorney - on condition that unsexy Jodie played Sarah! The suits caved, tested Foster and the rest is Oscar history… So is the huge list of talent also seen for Sarah.   Starting with the Fatal Attraction also-rans: Rosanna Arquette, Ellen Barkin, Kim Basinger, Jennifer Beals, Jennifer Grey, Melanie Griffith, Linda Hamilton, Darryl Hannah, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Diane Keaton, Demi Moore, Kelly Preston, Meg Ryan, Jane Seymour, Sharon Stone, Meryl Streep, Debra Winger.   And moving on to the younger  Melissa Sue Anderson (trying to break her Little House on the Prairie image), Justine Bateman, Valerie Bertinelli, Phoebe Cates, Jennifer Connelly, Joan Cusack, Judy Davis, Kristin Davis, Bridget Fonda, Annabeth Gish, Mariel Hemingway, Virginia Madsen, Brigitte Nielsen, Tatum O’Neal, Molly Ringwald, Mia Sara, Ally Sheedy, Brooke Shields, Uma Thurman.  Oh, and Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, said the suits, was “too nice.” Rape victims shouldn’t be nice? Oh, Hollywood!

  6. Demi Moore, Ghost, 1990.    She refused several roles with sexual overtones because they gave her first husband, Paul Qualley, “the willies,”
  7. Elizabeth Pena, Jacob's Ladder, 1990.     After seeing several women, Adrian Lynne decided on what  Hollywood viewed as a major casting risk - making Tim Robbins' leading lady an Hispanic.
  8. Jodie Foster,  The Silence of the Lambs, 1991.
  9. Geena Davis, Thelma & Louise, 1990.
  10. Irene Jacob,  Podwójne życie Weroniki/ La double vie de Véronique,France-Poland-Norway, 1991.      First idea of “the Polish Bergman,” Krzysztof Kieslowski was Andie, partnered by  Italian actor-director Nanni Moretti.
  11. Sharon Stone, Basic Instinct, 1991.
  12. Madeleine Stowe,  The Last  the Mohicans, 1991.    She as the first McChoice for the Colonel’s daughter, Cora Munro, opposite Daniel Day-Lewis as author James Fenimore Cooper’s 1757 frontier scout.  Neither one  staved off  my boredoml; I fell asleep.
  13. Demi Moore, Indecent Proposal, 1993.    Worried by nudity?  Not any more!   “I just walk in the kitchen naked all the time. We’re... The Naked Family.” She had told her son at nine: ‘If this is not normal, let me know.    I don’t want you to grow up and say: My mother walked around naked all the time.  He said: Let’s worry about it when I’m ten.”







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