A crucial part of making our favorite shows so enjoyable to watch are the incredible actors and actresses that play the iconic characters. Auditioning for roles is quite an exciting journey – in fact, a lot of the stars from some of our fave shows actually auditioned for a different role than they got casted for. It’s interesting to think just how different the show would have been had these celebs played a different role than the one we know them as.
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Here are eight stars who auditioned for one role and got casted for another!
1. Miley Cyrus
One of the most iconic roles that Miley Cyrus has portrayed is Hannah Montana, but did you know that she originally auditioned for the role of Lilly Truscott, aka Hannah’s BFF?! The show would have definitely been a whole lot different.
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Alison DiLaurentis is a fascinating character in the hit show, Pretty Little Liars. We always look forward to seeing what other information will unravel next in the new episodes of this final season. However, Sasha Pieterse, who plays the role of Alison DiLaurentis, actually originally auditioned for Ashley Benson‘s role, Hanna Marin. #Mindblown
3. Erin Sanders
#TBT to one of the greatest shows we loved binge-watching… Zoey 101! One of our fave characters on the show was Quinn Pensky, played by the talented Erin Sanders. Originally, Erin auditioned for Alexa Nikolas’ role, Nicole. We’re definitely missing this show on our TV screens!
4. Paul Wesley
We know Paul Wesley for playing the role of the super swoon-worthy, Stefan Salvatore. What you may not know is that Paul Wesley actually auditioned for Ian Somerhalder’s role, Damon. Imagine watching The Vampire Diaries with Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder playing each other’s characters. We’re #shook.
Rowan Blanchard and Sabrina Carpenter are #FriendshipGoals both on and off-screen. These two Girl Meets World stars auditioned for each other’s roles, but ended up getting switched when they were casted for the Disney Channel show.
6. Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato
One of our all time favorite DCOMs is Princess Protection Program. Fun fact: Selena Gomez was originally casted for Demi Lovato’s role and Demi Lovato was casted for Selena’s. In the end, Selena portrayed the role of Carter and Demi played the role of Rosie.
7. Ashley Greene
We totally admit to being the biggest Twilight fans (then again, isn’t everyone?!) Something that Twihards might not know is that Ashley Greene, who played the role of Alice in the movie series, actually auditioned for Kristen Stewart’s renowned role, Bella Swan. Ashley Greene revealed a while back in her Saturday Night Magazine cover issue, “I originally auditioned for Bella, and so I read the first book and kind of fell in love with it. I went in and auditioned and actually they called me back in and said, ‘No, you’re not right for Bella,’ so I was bummed, and then they brought me back for Alice.”
We’ll never forget all of the fun and adventures in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. The whole cast did such an exceptional job bringing the Tipton Hotel to life. Ashley Tisdale auditioned for both the roles of Maddie and London, but was later casted as Maddie Fitzpatrick. Ashley is such a phenomenal actress and we def loved watching her as Maddie on the show.
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