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Kathy Najimy

  1. Jennifer Beals, Flashdance, 1982.  The nation-wide search“ (of LA…!!) came down to  20 possibilities for flashprancer Alex Owens.  Najimy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Bo Derek, Janice Dickinson, Bridget Fonda, Jennifer Grey (yet she wonDirty Dancing), Melanie Griffith, Daryl Hannah, Mariel Hemingway, Helen Hunt (hated the script), Jennifer Jason Leigh, Heather Locklear, Andie MacDowell, Tatum O’Neal, Michelle Pfeiffer,  Kyra Sedgwick, Sharon Stone  and Debra Winger. Pix of the final three - Beals, Demi Moore and Leslie Wing - were shown to the studio’s  construction guys by Paramount suits asking: Which one do you most wanna fuck?”   Dissolve. 
  2. Geena Davis, Angie, 1993.       The official reason was Madonna was already booked for Abel Ferrara’s Dangerous Game, 1992. Then, one of her emails was leaked - furious with the head Fox, Joe Roth, for dumping her for a non-Italian in the titular role. In truth, she fled after hearing Roth didn’t want her because she couldn’t carry a movie. (Not that this one did any better without her). Her director, Jonathan Kaplan, also quit and Martha Coolidge took over with her 1991 Rambling Rose star - after some thoughts about a dozen others, from Halle Berry to Meryl Streep. Oh, very Italian! 
  3. Lesley Manville, Maleficent, 2012. Another fairy tale joins the Hollywood reboots, telling all from the viewpoint of Sleeping Beauty’s nemesis - the titular Angelina Jolie, no less. But who should play the fairies: Knotgrass, Fittle and Thistletwit. DIsney ideas ranged from reviving the Hocus Pocus trio  of Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, Sarah Jessica Parker to Judie Dench, Emma Thompson,  Tara Reid (or Lindsay Lohan)  - to, finally, Imelda Staunton, Lesley Manville and Juno Temple.  Not released until 2014.

 





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