Sara Paxton


  1. Hilary Duff, Lizzie McGuire, TV, 2001-04.   Bill Paxton’s beauteous pre-teen cousin tried out for Lizzie…. which made a telly-superstar of Duff.
  2. Blake Lively, Gossip Girl, TV, 2007-2012.    Sara auditioned as Serena van der Woodsen.
  3. Kristen Stewart, Twilight, 2008.      Seen by director Catherine Hardwicke for Bella Swan, the all-American teen falling for one of author Stephenie Meyer’s vampires. Next? Emily Browning, Frances Bean Cobain, Lily Collins and Michelle Trachtenberg… and Stewart, hiding her green eyes with brown contacts.   Also rejected was was future Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence and – hah! – Best Actress Oscar-winner for Silver Linings Notebook on February 24, 2013.
  4. Emma Stone, The Amazing Spider-Man, 2010.
  5. Margot Robbie, Suicide Squad,2015.   Warners first offered DC’s Harley Quinn to  Emma Roberts – more keen on heading TV’s Scream Queens. Big mistake. Also up for  three hours a day in make-up for Quinn: Paxton, Alison Brie, Emily Browning, Lily Collins, Zooey Deschanel, Rooney Mara, Imogen Poots, Amanda Seyfried, Olivia Thirlby, Emma Watson, Olivia Wilde, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Evan Rachel Wood.“There’s always two characters: Harleen Quinzel and Harley Quinn,” explained Robbie.  “Where Harleen takes over, she can be rational; then Harley takes over, and that’s the more erratic.She loves causing mayhem and destruction. She’s incredibly devoted to the Joker. They have a dysfunctional relationship, but she loves him anyway. She used to be a gymnast – that’s her skill set when fighting.”



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