Things start to get crazy when you look over how things may have been different in some of the all time great movies if different people had gotten the roles now made immortal by others who eventually took the parts. For example, it seems that Uma Thurman was originally offered the role of Eowyn in Lord of the Rings (She’s the niece of the King of Rohan and the one who kills the Witch King and then yells out “I AM NO MAN!”). The role instead ended up going to Miranda Otto who I thought was wonderful in the role.
Thurman says she didn’t take the role because she just had a baby an couldn’t spend a year overseas filming. That’s as good a reason as any… but she says she regrets not doing it and wishes she could have been a part of it.
But it’s not just Uma Thurman. This makes three big roles that were originally offered to A-List actors:
– Uma Thurman (Eowyn)
– Sean Connery (Gandalf)
– Nicolas Cage (Aragorn)
Imagine that cast in Lord of the Rings. It might have been better, it might have been worse… but either way it certainly would have been different to say the least. (Source: MTV)