Roles turned down by Emily Watson:
Emily Watson had to turn the lead role down because she didn't speak French.
Actor who got the part: Audrey Tautou
Emily Watson was approached to play Emily Tallis.
Actor who got the part: Harriet Walter
Emily Watson was considered for the role of Alicia, but was considered too British.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Connelly
Emily Watson passed on the role of Bridget.
Actor who got the part: Renée Zellweger
Emily Watson turned down the lead role. Cate Blanchett won the part.
Actor who got the part: Cate Blanchett
Emily Watson turned down the role of Jenny because she didn't like the script.
Actor who got the part: Cameron Diaz
Emily Watson did not only turn down the part of Laura Brown, but also Virginia Woolf and Clarissa Vaughan.
Did you know that Emily Watson was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)