All the Actors Who Were Almost Cast on Gossip Girl — Like Lily Collins!
Lily Collins has been up for quite a few HUGE roles in the past: Snow White in Snow White and the Huntsman, Bella Swan in Twilight, Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, just to name a few. But perhaps no failed audition upset the young actress as much as her less-than successful attempt to join the Gossip Girl cast way back when. “I thought…it was the end of the world,” she said.
But Lily isn’t the only star who had her shot to be an elite member of Manhattan’s finest — many others also tried out for The CW’s hit show, but were unfortunately turned away. Hey; It’s Hollywood! As every single celebrity knows, the first key to making it big in La La Land is to get used to the word ‘no.’ And while the following stars didn’t get to be a part of Gossip Girl, they all went on to do some pretty great things and are probably laughing allllll the way to the bank.
In honor of the tenth anniversary of Gossip Girl (we know, 10 freaking years!!!), creator Josh Schwartz revealed to Vulture, "We did not realize this at the time, but Jennifer Lawrence really wanted to play Serena and auditioned. This story came to us secondhand, but we were told she definitely auditioned and was bummed to not get it."
"We can't remember if we saw [her tape] or not," he continued. "It was ten years ago, and she would've been how old, 15?" (FYI, she would've been 16 at the time of the audition... but that's neither here nor there.)
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