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Carmen Jones (1954)
 Who was considered for Carmen Jones?

Joyce Bryant
Tested for the sexy, fiery title role in the musical based on Bizet's opera "Carmen."
Actor who got the part: Dorothy Dandridge

Diahann Carroll
According to her autobiography, Carroll was considered by the films director, Otto Preminger, for the title role. She eventually played the smaller supporting role of Myrt, pal of the film's heroine.
Actor who got the part: Dorothy Dandridge

Elizabeth Foster
Tested to star in Otto Preminger's musical film, a modernized, pop version of the famous Bizet opera.
Actor who got the part: Dorothy Dandridge



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