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Uma Thurman
 Roles turned down by Uma Thurman:

Almost Famous
Uma Thurman was considered for the role of Penny Lane.
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

As Good as It Gets
Uma Thurman was considered for the female lead, but the producers turned her down because she was too young.
Actor who got the part: Helen Hunt

Bonfire of the Vanities
Thurman auditioned for the trophy mistress (Maria) of Tom Hank's character (Sherman McCoy).
Actor who got the part: Melanie Griffith

The Brothers Grimm
Terry Gilliam wanted Uma Thurman for the part of the Mirror Queen after having worked with her previously in the Adventures of Baron Munchausen. Thurman turned it down upon having wrapped up the grueling filming of Kill Bill, and her marriage ending, she wanted to spend time with her children.
Actor who got the part: Monica Bellucci

Charlie's Angels
Thurman was in the running for the role of Alex Munday.
Actor who got the part: Lucy Liu

Contact
Jodie Foster originally turned down the lead part. She offered the part to other actresses including Uma Thurman.
Actor who got the part: Jodie Foster

Elizabeth
Uma Thurman refused to read for the title role. Ultimately, over 100 actresses were considered and rejected, and Cate Blanchett was finally cast.
Actor who got the part: Cate Blanchett

Enchanted
Was offered the role of Giselle, but turned it down in order to do another projects.
Actor who got the part: Amy Adams

Fried Green Tomatoes
Thurman was in the running for the role of Idgie Threadgoode.
Actor who got the part: Mary Stuart Masterson

The Hot Spot
When Mike Figgis was still attatched to the project he offered the lead role to Uma Thurman.
Actor who got the part: Virginia Madsen

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Uma Thurman wanted the role of Andie Anderson but was turned down.
Actor who got the part: Kate Hudson

I Know What You Did Last Summer
Uma Thurman turned down the lead role of Julie James.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Love Hewitt

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
According to IMDB, Thurman was originally going to appear in a Pulp Fiction spoof, but the idea was scrapped due to time & budget restrictions.

Jerry Maguire
Uma Thurman reportedly campaigned for the role of Dorothy, but the production team already cast Renée Zellweger.
Actor who got the part: Renée Zellweger

Jurassic Park
Uma Thurman tested for the role of Ellie.
Actor who got the part: Laura Dern

Knocked Up
Thurman was considered for the role of Alison, but Thurman wanted a BIG SALARY!.
Actor who got the part: Katherine Heigl

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
Uma Thurman turned down the role of Lara Croft.
Actor who got the part: Angelina Jolie

The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of The Ring
Peter Jackson wanted to cast Thurman as Arwen, but the actress pulled out due to pregnancy, and was replaced with Liv Tyler.
Actor who got the part: Liv Tyler

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Uma Thurman was originally cast as Eowyn had to drop out.
Actor who got the part: Miranda Otto

The Object of My Affection
At one time, the film was to be made with Uma Thurman and Keanu Reeves in the lead roles.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Aniston

The Others
Uma was reportedly considered for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Nicole Kidman

Pretty Woman
Thurman auditioned for the role of Vivian.
Actor who got the part: Julia Roberts

The Princess Bride
Auditioned for Buttercup, but was considered "too exotic looking."
Actor who got the part: Robin Wright Penn

Pulp Fiction
Director Quentin Tarantino originally had Uma in mind to play Honey Bunny, but decided she was better suited to play Mia Wallace after their first meeting.
Actor who got the part: Amanda Plummer

Six Days Seven Nights
Uma Thurman was considered for the role of Robin Monroe.
Actor who got the part: Anne Heche

Taxi
Thurman auditioned unsuccessfully for the part of Marta Robbins.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Esposito

Titanic
Tested for the role of Rose.
Actor who got the part: Kate Winslet

True Romance
Considered for the role of Alabama Whitman.
Actor who got the part: Patricia Arquette

Unfaithful
Thurman was reportedly considered for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Diane Lane

Wuthering Heights
Uma Thurman auditioned for the role of Cathy.
Actor who got the part: Juliette Binoche






Did you know that Uma Thurman was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)
» The Avengers
» Batman & Robin
» Dangerous Liaisons
» Even Cowgirls Get The Blues
» Mad Dog and Glory
» Prime
» The Producers (2005)
» Pulp Fiction






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