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Blue Velvet (1986)
 Who was considered for Blue Velvet?

Karen Allen
Considered to play "Dorothy".
Actor who got the part: Isabella Rossellini

Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe was considered to play Frank Booth.
Actor who got the part: Dennis Hopper

Rebecca De Mornay
Considered to play Dorothy.
Actor who got the part: Isabella Rossellini

Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster turned down the role of Dorothy Valens.
Actor who got the part: Isabella Rossellini

Helen Hunt
David Lynch suggested Helen Hunt for the part of Dorothy, but was turned down because she was too young.
Actor who got the part: Isabella Rossellini

Anjelica Huston
Considered for the role of Dorothy.
Actor who got the part: Isabella Rossellini

Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton turned down the part of Dorothy Valens.
Actor who got the part: Isabella Rossellini

Val Kilmer
Val Kilmer turned down the lead role of Jeffrey.
Actor who got the part: Kyle Maclachlan

Helen Mirren
Director David Lynch wanted her for the role but she was busy.
Actor who got the part: Isabella Rossellini

Molly Ringwald
Molly Ringwald turned down the role of Sandy, because her mother objected to the graphic content in the film.
Actor who got the part: Laura Dern

Hanna Schygulla
David Lynch initially envisioned Polish actress Hanna Schygulla for the role of Dorothy.
Actor who got the part: Isabella Rossellini

Cybill Shepherd
Considered for the role of Dorothy Valens.
Actor who got the part: Isabella Rossellini

Sissy Spacek
Sissy Spacek was heavily considered for the role of Dorothy Valens.
Actor who got the part: Isabella Rossellini

Sigourney Weaver
Sigourney Weaver wanted the role of Dorothy but she moved to do another project such as "Aliens" et al.
Actor who got the part: Isabella Rossellini

Debra Winger
Winger turned down the role of Dorothy Valens due to the erotic nature of the film.
Actor who got the part: Isabella Rossellini



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