12 Glee Stars Who Auditioned for Other Parts on the Show First

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How has it been over three years since the last episode of Glee premiered!? We seriously grew up watching the show and we’re still not completely over its finale. Will there ever be a diva as spectacular as Rachel Berry, a.k.a. Lea Michele? Probs not. And don’t even get us started on the spectacle that was Chris Colfer as Kurt Hummel! His rendition of “Defying Gravity” still follows (and haunts??) us to this day. THAT HIGH NOTE, THOUGH!

But seriously, Glee gave us a ton of great memories. Yes, it was super fun, uplifting and energetic, but at the same time, it touched on a bunch of serious, pressing issues including teen pregnancy, eating disorders, self-discovery and more. Whether you’re willing to admit it or not, the FOX hit was groundbreaking in a ton of ways. Over its six seasons, the show introduced us to a ton of characters we instantly fell in love with, but the cast had the potential to look a lot different.

Big names like Colton Haynes, Rebel Wilson and Debbie Gibson all auditioned for the show at one point, but never made the cut. Within the final cast, though, a handful of actors auditioned for other parts on the show before landing in their permanent spots at William McKinley High School.