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Working Girl (1988)
 Who was considered for Working Girl?

Anne Archer
Anne Archer was turned down the part of Katharine Parker. Sigourney Weaver won the part.
Actor who got the part: Sigourney Weaver

Lorraine Bracco
Auditioned for the role of Tess McGill, later said that not getting it was a heartbreaking blow to her career.
Actor who got the part: Melanie Griffith

Tia Carrere
Tia Carrere auditioned for the role of Tess McGill.
Actor who got the part: Melanie Griffith

Cher
Cher auditioned for the part of Katharine Parker.
Actor who got the part: Sigourney Weaver

Laura Dern
Was considered for the role of Tess McGill, but producers turned her down because she was too young.
Actor who got the part: Melanie Griffith

Christine Ebersole
Christine Ebersole screen tested for the role of Tess.
Actor who got the part: Melanie Griffith

Jodie Foster
Auditioned for the role of Tess McGill, but turned down the chance to appear in the film in order to play Sarah Tobias in "The Accused".
Actor who got the part: Melanie Griffith

Whoopi Goldberg
The role of Cyn was originally written for Whoopi Goldberg in mind.
Actor who got the part: Joan Cusack

Goldie Hawn
Was considered to play Kathy Parker, yet Sigourney Weaver got the part.
Actor who got the part: Sigourney Weaver

Jennifer Jason Leigh
Auditioned for the role of Tess McGill.
Actor who got the part: Melanie Griffith

Shelley Long
Shelley Long was up for the role of "Katharine".
Actor who got the part: Sigourney Weaver

Mary Stuart Masterson
Mary Stuart Masterson nearly got the role of Tess McGill.
Actor who got the part: Melanie Griffith

Sarah Jessica Parker
Auditioned for the role of Tess McGill.
Actor who got the part: Melanie Griffith

Alexandra Paul
Alexandra Paul did a screen testing for the role of Tess McGill.
Actor who got the part: Melanie Griffith

Michelle Pfeiffer
Pfeiffer was considered for one of the female leads.

Isabella Rossellini
Isabella Rossellini was considered for the role of Tess, but her Italian accent couldn't work with the American character.
Actor who got the part: Melanie Griffith

Nicollette Sheridan
Nicollette Sheridan turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Melanie Griffith

Brooke Shields
Shields, still fresh after graduation from Princeton, wanted badly the role of Tess.
Actor who got the part: Melanie Griffith

Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep was considered for one of the female leads.



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