Teresa Palmer


  1. Rachel Bilson, Jumper, 2008.    Filming with Tom Sturridge and the Kidmanesque Teresa Palmer, as Davey and Millie, was eventually shuttered to re-examine rising closts and re-started with Hayden Christensen and Rachel Bilson. They became engaged during the movie, called it off in 2010, got back twogether again in 2011 and split anew in 2017.  They’ve  got a movie there.
  2. Isabel Lucas, Transformers : Revenge of the Fallen, 2008.     First choice for Alice, Palmer was well out of what The Guardian critic Peter Bradshaw said was “like watching paint dry while getting hit over the head with a frying pan!”  
  3. Emma Stone,The Amazing Spider-Man, 2010.
  4. Blake Lively, Savages, 2011.    When Jennifer Lawrence split for the Hunger Games trilogy, Oliver Stone  considered Palmer as O (for Ophelia) –  kidnapped by The Cartel, wanting in on the best ever weed business of her lovers: Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. But the suits wanted A Name. Even a small one.
  5. Brooklyn Decker, Battleship, 2011.  Palmer and Rosie Huntingdon-Whiteley were up for  Sam in actor-director Peter Berg’s massive take on the video game. 
  6. Emma Stone, Gangster Squad, 2011.     The City v Public Enemy #1, circa ’49. Apart from Sean Penn’s uproarious  Mickey Cohen (befitting his worst rôle), we’d seen it all before. Only better. Stone won (and wasted) his moll from Palmer, Camilla Belle, Lily Collins, Maggie Grace, Ashley Greene, Aly Michalka, Emmy Rossum, Amanda Seyfried.
  7. Alice Eve, Star Trek: Into Darkness,  2012.   
  8. Margot Robbie, The Wolf of Wall Street, 2012. Palmer and Amber Heard also auditioned for Nadine Belfort, wife of Leonardo DiCaprio’s titular eco-criminal – his fifth collaboration with Martin Scorsese. Robbie won – because she was the only one to get so worked up in a test improv that she slapped DiCaprio. “We were stunned,” said Scorsese. “Because she was as surprised as we were. But when she made that move, she claimed Naomi.” And Leo told her: “That was brilliant. Hit me in the  face again!”
  9. Emily VanCamp, Captain America:The Winter Soldier, 2013.     For Captain Steve Rogers’ sequel, announced one year  before the first film came out, Agent 13 was also aimed at:  Alison Brie, Emilia Clarke, Jessica Brown Findlay, Felicity Jones, Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Olsen, Imogen Poots, Mary Elizabeth Winstead. (Olsen was Wanda Maximoff, aka, Scarlet Witch, in a mid-credits scene to set up Avengers: Age of Ultron, 2014). 
  10. Abbey Lee, Mad Max: Fury Road, 2013.    Production delays meant Teresa had to pass The Dag to the Aussie Victoria’s Secret model, making her movie debut. “I’ve always swung both ways,” she told the media. “I don’t call myself bisexual. I’m just experimental.”  Sweet!   This was the second time Palmer lost a movie made by fellow Aussie George Miller. He had selected her Talia Al Ghui for his 2007 Justice League plans – thwarted by Warner’s extreme cowardice.

  11. Alicia Vikander, The Man From UNCLE, 2013.    For Gaby Teller, the rose betwixt the thorns  of the  two heroes  (the mismatched Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer) the Warner suits first looked over Palmer, Gemma  Arterton, Emilia Clarke, Alice Eve, Sarah Gadon, Felicity Jones and Mia Wasikowska.
  12. Emma Stone, Birdman, 2013. Palmer was seen but the Spider-Man girl won  the gig following a washed-up superhero star (Michael Keaton!) mounting a Broadway play to recapture past glory. By the Mexican Babel  auteur  Alejandrfo Gonálezlez Iñárritu.  
  13. Krysten Ritter, Jessica Jones, TV, 2015-     .  Two Aussies – Palmer and Jessica DeGouw  – plus New York’s Alexandra Daddario and the far more experienced Marin Ireland also battled for Marvel’s superheroine. Well, ex-super as she’s suffering post-traumatic stress disorder, hanging up her cossie and running her own shamus shop – often assisting other spandexers. Hence, Mike Colter as Luke Cage for a few episodes before his Marvel series… leading to a Defenders show involving Jones, Cage, Daredevil, Iron Fist and all. Ritter had a comedy background like Chris Pratt, hero of another Marvel franchise, Guardians Of The Galaxy. Such a crowded Cinematic Universe. 
  14. Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Hotel Mumbai,  2016.   One Aussie for another when TCH proved pregnant with her second son, Fiores.  Two year earlier she had also been expecting (her first boy, Bodhi Raiun), while filming Kill Me Three Times, 2014.




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