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Emily Browning

  1. Arielle Kebbel, The Uninvited, 2008.    For the re-spun South Korean horror hit, Janghwa, Hongryeon (Rose Flower, Red Lotus, but US released as A Tale of Two Sisters), Browning auditioned so well for Alex, she was given the lead: Anna. Kebbel became Alex in her second Asian horror remake after The Grudge 2, 2006.  The Aussie was 20, but looked 14. In short, said Chicago critic Roger Ebert, a “an ideal heroine for a horror movie: innocent, troubled, haunted by nightmares, persecuted by a wicked stepmother, convinced her real mother was deliberately burned to death. She makes you fear for her, and that's half the battle.”
  2. Kristen Stewart, Twilight, 2008.    Two years before production., the hit novelist Stephenie Meyer chose Emily as Bella. But she passed. “I know that if I take this film on board, I will be making four films, and I don’t have the attention span for that right now.”  Next? Frances Bean Cobain, Lily Collins, Jennifer Lawrence, Sara Paxton, Michelle Trachtenberg… and Stewart, hiding her green eyes behind brown contacts. 
  3. Rooney Mara, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, 2010.
  4. Emma Stone, The Amazing Spider-Man, 2010.
  5. Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games, 2011.
  6. Emma Roberts, Adult World, 2011.     A few years back, the Hawaii-born auteur Scott Coffey had Julia Roberts toying with one of his scripts. As for Emily: “I don’t have a game plan. If I love something, I want to be part of it.”
  7. Kristen Stewart, Snow White and the Huntsman, 2011.    For the first of two revisionist Ms Whites that year, Emily succumbed to Stewart’s Twilight glory (that might have been Emily’s). As did Dakota Fanning, Sarah Gadon, Selena Gomez, Bella Heathcote, Felicity Jones, Saoirse Ronan,Alicia Vikander... and Elvis Presley’s grand-daughter Riley Keough.
  8. Samantha Barks, Les Misérables, 2012.     Many were called - Lucy Hale, Scarlett Johansson, Lea Michele, Hayden Panettiere, Taylor Swift, Emma Watson, Evan Rachel Wood - before producer Cameron Mackintosh went on to the Manchester stage of her Oliver! gig to announce Samantha had won the role of Eponine. “Most incredible moment of my life!!!!”
  9. Chloe Grace Moretz, Carrie, 2012.     Passed, quite correctly (as did Haley BennettEmily Browning, Lily Collins, Dakota Fanning, Bella Heathcote, Shailene Woodley) on the second unnecessary re-hash in a decade.
  10. Mia Wasikowska, Stoker, 2012.     For his first English-language film, South Korean director Chan-wook Park (Oldboy), was introduced to Hollywood casting. Browning, Bella Heathcote, Rooney Mara, Cary Mulligan and, of course for a vampire number, Twilighters Ashley Greenee and Kristen Stewart! What a choice for Nicole Kidman’s daughter, besotted with and fretting about the most mysterious Uncle Charlie since Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt some 60 years earlier.
  11. Dakota Johnson, Fifty Shades of Grey, 2013.  Aussie Emily Browning was wary of rubbishy sex films after her Sleeping Beauty, 2010…   Social networks were full of kinky ideas for the porn novel’s BDSM heroine, Anastasia Steele - from Jennifer Lawrence to Emma Watson. Few suggestions led to talks, auditions or tests. Lucy Hale, Felicity Jones, Elisabeth Olsen, Imogen Poots, Margot Robbie, Alicia Vikander, London model Suki Waterhouse, Shailene Woodley were also lucky to escape the turgid, totally un-erotic enterprise. Only 14 minutes and 17 seconds of sex, no orgasms - and pubes added digitally to actors’ genital patc




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