Our favorite funny guy was supposed to play a very angry man who goes on a blind date with Kristen Wiig's character, Annie Walker. Kristen explained the decision to remove Paul, saying: "We did screenings, and when he popped up on screen, people just went crazy. You rarely get to see that side of Paul Rudd because he’s such a nice person, you know, and in this scene he’s such an a--hole. We had so much fun the days he was there and it was so incredibly painful. Our first cut was so long. It’s the hardest thing to have to cut stuff." Bummer!
The British actress was supposed to appear in Black Mass as Catherine Greig, a girlfriend of Johnny Depp’s male lead, Whitey Bulger. Director Scott Cooper said, in an interview, that Sienna didn't make the final cut due to "narrative choices."
In the same year that he starred in the classic Blade Runner, Harrison was also supposed to make a cameo as the principal at the school Elliott (Henry Thomas) attends, but his scenes were deleted from the final version of the smash hit.
The heartthrob filmed scenes as Reese Witherspoon’s son in 2004’s Vanity Fair, but was cut completely from the final version of the movie. No worries, as his star rose quickly thanks to that small movie franchise about vampires... maybe you've heard of it?
Uma never made it into Oliver Stone's adaptation of Don Winslow's Savages. She was supposed to play the mother to Ophelia Sage (Blake Lively), but was axed in the editing process. In an interview, Oliver Stone explained: "We ended up cutting characters from the book, like the mother. She was a good character -- Uma Thurman played her beautifully -- and the scenes were good, but you don’t have time, you know? We have one goal in the movie, and you go out that gate and it's like a horse race."
Angela Bassett signed on to play the boss to Brad Pitt's character, John Smith. She had scenes in which she manages the assassin, who is facing off against his wife Jane Smith (Angelina Jolie). Unfortunately, Angela was nowhere to be seen when Mr. and Mrs. Smith arrived in theaters in 2005.
Liv was slated to star in Woody Allen's 1996 musical but her performance was given the axe due to the film's long running time. Ouch!
In the first cut of horror flick The Ring, the Oscar-winner appears in the opening scene as a child murderer being interviewed by Naomi Watts’ character. He then didn't appear in the film until the very end. Audiences at test screenings found Chris's re-appearance at the end distracting—they wanted to see more of him—so his entire role was nixed. Bizarre!
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