Jessica Simpson

  1. Piper Perabo, Coyote Ugly, 2000.     Chicago Sun-Times critic Roger Ebert said Piper was “so fetching, she sort of stops the clock.” Jessica kept auditioning as wannabe songwriter Violet Sanford. And kept insisting that the script’s sex scene be dropped.UK director David McNully refused – gave Piper the role – and then axed the scene in his final cut.On a shelf somewhere…
  2. Mandy Moore, A Walk To Remember, 2002.    Among the actresses scrutinised for the role of one of two North Carolina teens, Jamie Sullivan..
  3. Jessica Alba, Sin City, 2004.     One Jessica for another.. Director Robert Rodriguez didn’t even ask Simpson to strip naked as in Frank Miller’s graphic novel. Once Alba went blonde it was no contes tand Simpson became dumb Daisy Duke in The Dukes of Hazzard.
  4. Eva Green, Casino Royale, 2006.
  5.  Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Live Free or Die Hard, 2006.     Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears were also considered for the role of John McClane’s daughter, Lucy. Also seen: the original Lucy Gennaro McLane – Taylor Fry, just eight in Hard 1, and now (25 screen roles later) aged 25. Simpsona got something out of it – footage of her going in and out of the auditions became part of her reality TV show, Newley Weds: Nick & Jessica, 2003-2005.
  6. Sara Paxton, Aquamarine, 2006.     Already too old. At 26!!
  7. Charlene Tilton, Dallas, TV, 2011.     Efforts were made since 2002 to reboot the iconic series (and tele-films) for the cinema.Result? This pilot for a 2012 series…. about JR and Bobby’s rival sons. Directors, stars, genres changed:Robert Luketic, Gurinder Chadha quit, Betty Thomas was to shoot a Southfork comedy; Drew Barrymore, Minka Kelly, Catherine Zeta-Jones were named for Pam, James Brolin as Jock and Jane Fonda, Diane Ladd or Shirley MacLaine as Miss Ellie. Then,Jessica, Katie Cassidy, Kristin Cavallari, Lindsay Lohan and Jessica Simpson were seen for Lucy Ewing. But Charlene joined the old-timers returning to their 1978-1992 roles.
  8. Kelly Rohrback, Baywatch, 2016.   Simpson, Charlotte McKinney, Kate Upton were short-listed for the  Emerald Bay lifeguardCJ… as opposed to Casey Jean Parker, who always was and ever will be from the 1989-2001 series and her 2016 cameo, Pamela Anderson!


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