Tea Leoni

  1. Courteney Cox, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, 1993.      Talk about coincidence, she lost Melissa to the future Monica while Tea later auditioned for…
  2. Jennifer Aniston, Friends, TV, 1994-2004.      
  3. Julia Roberts, Runaway Bride, 1999     Across a decade, everyone had a shot at it: Sandra Bullock, Geena Davis, Ellen DeGeneres, Demi Moore.
  4. Parker Posey, Scream 3, 1999.  More Ghostface murders begin during the shooting of Stab 3… the horror flick inside the horror flick.  Leoni was a strong contender for Jennifer Jolie until director Wes Craven felt Posey was  more suitable. So she became  actress Jennifer Jolie opposite the British Emily Mortimer as actress Angelina Tyne.  Their names came from… actress Angelina Jolie. 
  5. Emily Watson, Red Dragon, 2002.      US director Brett Ratner’s first choice for Reba.
  6. Renée Zellweger, Chicago, 2001.
  7. Catherine Zeta-Jones, Intolerable Cruelty, 2003.        When director Jonathan Demme was due to make what Ron Howard had been musing upon – with Hugh Grant. Finally, the Coens made it. Very badly.

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