You’ll Never Guess Which Celebrities Almost Snagged Iconic Movie Roles

When it comes to movies, it’s hard to imagine anyone else playing iconic lead roles. Take Titanic, for example. Can you imagine anyone but young Leonardo DiCaprio playing Jack? Well, behind the scenes, the directors were actually considering a certain Texas-born actor whose trademark catchphrase happens to be “alright, alright, alright.”

It goes to show that fans never know what is happening behind the scenes or in the heads of the casting directors. We could have wound up with Britney Spears in The Notebook if Rachel McAdams didn’t show up in time! Keep scrolling; you’re going to be surprised by some of the actors who lost out on starring roles.

Britney Spears – The Notebook

Britney Spears - The Notebook
JB Lacroix/WireImage; New Line Cinema
JB Lacroix/WireImage; New Line Cinema

Who needs beautiful piano music when we could have had Britney Spears’ album for the score of The Notebook? The singer was considered for the iconic role of Allie, opposite Ryan Gosling. Spears made it pretty far in the casting process, doing a table read with Gosling to see how their chemistry was.

According to the actor, Spears wasn’t half bad. During an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Gosling said, “We met with a lot of actresses, and they were all very good. [Spears] was really good, actually. She did a really nice job.” At the end of the day, the part went to Rachel McAdams.