Roles turned down by Candice Bergen:
Candice Bergen was considered to play the role of Muriel. She lost the part to Geena Davis.
Actor who got the part: Geena Davis
Candice Bergen turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Audrey Hepburn
Bergen auditioned for the role of Elaine in The Graduate.
Actor who got the part: Katharine Ross
Candice Bergen was considered for the role of Daisy.
Actor who got the part: Mia Farrow
Wanted the "nice girl" lead role, was initially insulted when asked to play Burt Reynolds' vapid ex-wife--but took the latter part and received an Oscar nomination.
Actor who got the part: Jill Clayburgh
Considered a top choice to play the cool, elegant New Englander career girl who becomes a model, "Anne Welles."
Actor who got the part: Barbara Parkins
Did you know that Candice Bergen was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)