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The Blue Lagoon (1980)
 Who was considered for The Blue Lagoon?

Geena Davis
Geena Davis tried to audition for the role of Emmeline, but she was soon fired after her second audition.
Actor who got the part: Brooke Shields

Matt Dillon
Matt Dillon was not comfortable with the nudity that the character required.
Actor who got the part: Christopher Atkins

Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster auditioned for the role of Emmeline, the young girl shipwrecked and marooned on a tropical island.
Actor who got the part: Brooke Shields

Melanie Griffith
Melanie Griffith auditioned for the role of Emmeline, but turned it down.
Actor who got the part: Brooke Shields

Daryl Hannah
Hannah tried to play Emmeline, but turned down the role.
Actor who got the part: Brooke Shields

Marilu Henner
According to Brooke's autobiography, Marilu Henner was considered for the lead role if she would drop out from the film due to her youth.
Actor who got the part: Brooke Shields

Helen Hunt
Helen Hunt was considered for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Brooke Shields

Amy Irving
Irving was considered for the role of Emmeline.
Actor who got the part: Brooke Shields

Jessica Lange
Was considered for the role of Emmeline.
Actor who got the part: Brooke Shields

Jennifer Jason Leigh
Jennifer Jason Leigh was the original choice for Emmeline. However, her father Vic Morrow turned down her offer.
Actor who got the part: Brooke Shields

Lori Loughlin
Loughlin turned down lead role of Emmeline in The Blue Lagoon.
Actor who got the part: Brooke Shields

Tatum O'Neal
Tatum O'Neal turned down the role of Emmeline.
Actor who got the part: Brooke Shields

Michelle Pfeiffer
Pfeiffer auditioned for the role of Emmeline, but withdrew since she wasn't confortable with that role.
Actor who got the part: Brooke Shields

Dana Plato
Dana Plato (Kimberly from Diff'rent Strokes) reportedly turned down the lead role of Emmeline.
Actor who got the part: Brooke Shields

Lori Singer
Considered for the role of Emmeline.
Actor who got the part: Brooke Shields

John Travolta
John Travolta turned down the role of Richard. Ironically, Kelly Preston, who auditioned for the role of Emmeline, would marry with Travolta a decade later.
Actor who got the part: Brooke Shields

Sigourney Weaver
Considered for the role of Emmeline.
Actor who got the part: Brooke Shields



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