Lauren Graham

  1. Kate Beckinsale, Click, 2005.     Wisely avoided being the wife of the “comic” in Adam Sandler’s latest unfunny comedy.  “Brutal,” said Chicago critic Roger Ebert. .
  2. Mary McDonnell, Scream 4, 2010.    Lauren quit her   Kate Roberts role due to “scheduling conflicts”… a week after Lake Bell had quit her rolefor the same reason.
  3. Julianne Nicholson, August: Osage County, 2012.    Oklahoma playwright (and actor) Tracy Letts wanted the Steppenwolf cast of his 2008 Pulitzer Prize winning play to be in the film. He was downright furious when Brits (plus an Aussie) were seen for the dysfunctional Westons. “They must be all-Americans!” Producer Harvey Weinstein won the battle for Benedict Cumberbatch and Ewan McGregor but gave in about Judi Dench (too old, anyway, at 78) and Nicole Kidman.  Therefore, candidates for Ivy, the middle daughter, included Kristin Davis, Lauren Graham, Idina Menzel and Christine Taylor… for what seemed like a Western-set  take on Lilian Hellman’s Little Foxes.

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