10 Stars Who Turned Down Best Actress Oscar-Winning Roles
It’s been a few days since the 88th Academy Awards, and we still can’t stop talking about them. Brie Larson proved her worth, not only by winning the coveted award for Best Actress over Jennifer Lawrence, Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett, and Charlotte Rampling, but also by hugging every single rape victim that exited the stage after Lady Gaga‘s “Til It Happens to You” performance. Like, what a gem. Then, of course, there’s Best Supporting Actress winner Alicia Vikander‘s stunning Disney-inspired look that probably has future attendees wondering how they could get a piece of the Disney action. And don’t even get us started on Leonardo DiCaprio‘s win. Oof, we’ll be here all day.
Those events, and more, are what grounded us in all things Oscars throughout the entire week following. So, we thought we’d keep the ball rolling with more Academy Awards talk. Here are 10 stars who turned down roles that earned Best Actress Oscars:
Although Anne became the proud owner of her very own Academy Award in 2013, she won it for her supporting role in Les Miserables. If she took the part originally offered to her, she could've snagged the Best Actress trophy the very same year.
According to The Weinstein Company's studio head famed film producer, Harvey Weinstein, Anne was OG cast as Tiffany Maxwell in Silver Linings Playbook; the role that earned Jennifer Lawrence her first (and, so far, only) Oscar win.
Harvey said, "[Anne]'s marvelous, and wonderful and she was my choice, I love her." But she supposedly backed out due to "creative differences." Wonder if she regrets that now.