Kate Upton

  1. Katherine Watson, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, 2015.Sam Waterston’s London-born daughter won the role of the future wife of JK Rowling’s new hero – Eddie Redmayne as  wizard-magizoologist Newton Artemis Fido ‘Newt’ Scamander in the first of a trilogy (in five parts.. and 54 years before Harry Potter was born).   She is called Tina, short, insists JKR, for Porpentina. Upton and  Elizabeth Debicki were also in the frame.
  2. 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 more serioiusly 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 pistol that he would use again as 007 in Casino Royale, 2005.

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