6 Degrassi Stars Who OG Auditioned for a Different Role on the Show

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After spending more than 14 years gracing our television screens, Degrassi: The Next Generation solidified itself as one of the greatest teen television shows of all time. Although we’re used to seeing dramas taking on ~controversial~ subjects like sex, drugs, sexuality, etc., today, the Canadian hit was really the ground-breaker for making that happen.

In addition to the heartfelt storylines found every week on Degrassi, another reason why people stuck by the series for so long was the relatable characters and the actors that played them. But while it’s hard for diehard Degrassi fans to think of the fictional people on the show as anyone OTHER than the real-life stars who brought them to life, turns out many actors actually auditioned for different characters first! Click through the gallery to see which of your fave DTNG celebs almost played another role on the small-screen smash.