9 Characters from Old-School CW Shows That Were Actually Recast
When you fall in love with a show, you begin to feel as if the characters are not only real, but they’re your friends. You talk as if you know them personally and sometimes even forget that the actors are their own person separate from the TV show. It’s hard to imagine the actor playing anyone other than your favorite character, and it’s even harder to think of someone else portraying your favorite character.
We’ve found out some insane casting secrets from some of the biggest shows, including a whopping 20 recast characters from Game of Thrones. It’s made us wonder what other shows could have been completely different, so we did some digging and found out that some of the biggest old-school CW shows had some major recasts. Check out the gallery to see if any of your faves made the list:
Dean Forester, Gilmore Girls
When we found out that the dreamy Jared Padalecki wasn't the original choice to play Rory's on-again-off-again boyfriend, we couldn't believe it. One of the casting directors for the show, David Rapaport, revealed that Nathan Wetherington was the first choice for the role, but after a few screen tests and rehearsals, they decided to switch things up and go with Jared. We can't imagine what Stars Hollow would be like without the Dean we know and love, and we're glad that we never had to find out!