Kim Cattrall

  1. Jodie Foster, Taxi Driver, 1975.  

  2. Kirstie Alley, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, 1981.  

  3. Beverly D’Angelo, National Lampoon’s Vacation, 1982.    First thought for Chevy Chase’s wife, Ellen Griswold – suddenly Griswald for  the second chapter, European Vacation, reverting to Griswold for Christmas Vacation,  in 1989.

  4. Catherine Hicks, Tucker’s Witch, TV, 1982-1983. In the (unseen) pilot, Art Hindle and Cattrall were Rick and Amanda Tucker, running their own private eye agency.  In the series, they became Tim Matheson and Hicks.  Didn’t help. Series was dead in the water and chopped by CBS after 13 episodes. Bad news for writers Paul Huson – and William Bast,  better known for his books and tele-films about his 1950s lover.  James Dean. 

  5. Kirstie Alley, Cheers, TV, 1987-1993.    Cattrall, Marg Helgenberger and Sharon Stone auditioned as Rebecca Howe. Their day would come. Cattrall in 94 chapters of Sex and the City, 1998-2004; Helgenberger solving 265 cases at CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, 2000-2015 (her last boss being Mr Cheers, himself, Ted Danson); and Stone going commando in Basic Instinct in 1992… unless you blinked.

  6. Spice Williams, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, 1988.
  7. Geena Davis, Thelma & Louise, 1990.
  8. Catherine O’Hara, Home Alone, 1990.    For the zero roles of Macauley Culkin’s forgetful parents (in a film written for and duly stolen by him), an astonishing 66 stars were considered – including 32 later seen for the hot lovers in Basic Instinct:Kim Basinger, Stockard Channing, Glenn Close, Kevin Costner, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Douglas, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Linda Hamilton, Daryl Hannah, Marilu Henner, Anjelica Huston, Helen Hunt, Holly Hunter, Diane Keaton, Jessica Lange, Christopher Lloyd, Jack Nicholson, Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Annie Potts, Kelly Preston, Dennis Quaid, Meg Ryan, Martin Sheen, Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone, John Travolta.   Other near Moms were Kirstie Alley, Lynda Carter, Kim Cattrall, Geena Davis, Laura Dern, Jennifer Grey, Gates McFadden, Kelly McGillis, Bette Midler, Ally Sheedy, Mary Steenburgen, Debra Winger… and the inevitable unknown: Maureen McCormick,  part of The Brady Bunchfor seven 1981 chapters.
  9. Sharon Stone, Basic Instinct,1991.

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