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Emma Thompson
 Roles turned down by Emma Thompson:

About a Boy
Turned down a role in About a Boy.

Anna and the King
Thompson turned down the role of Anna.
Actor who got the part: Jodie Foster

Basic Instinct
Emma Thompson turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Sharon Stone

The Bridges of Madison County
Emma Thompson was in the running for the role of Francesca Johnson.
Actor who got the part: Meryl Streep

Dave
Emma Thompson was originally set to star as Randi but dropped out.
Actor who got the part: Laura Linney

Dogma
Dropped out because she wanted to stay in the UK and work on starting a family.
Actor who got the part: Alanis Morissette

Fatal Attraction
While talking with David Letterman on 'the Late Show', Emma Thompson referred to auditioning for 'Fatal Attraction' (it was in the context of a story she was telling). Letterman asked if she really did audition and she said 'yes'.
Actor who got the part: Glenn Close

The Horse Whisperer
Redford's original choice. When production stalled, Emma galloped.
Actor who got the part: Kristin Scott Thomas

Lemony Snicket's a Series of Unfortunate Events
Emma Thompson auditioned to play Justice Strauss.
Actor who got the part: Catherine O'Hara

The Silence of the Lambs
Emma Thompson turned down the role of Clarice Starling.
Actor who got the part: Jodie Foster






Did you know that Emma Thompson was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)
» Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban
» Howards End
» The Remains of the Day






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