8 Actors Who OG Wanted to Turn Down Their YA Movie Role
YA movies might seem intimidating for actors, especially considering how dedicated and passionate the fans of each series are. When a popular young adult book is given the big-screen movie treatment, every fan has their own idea of who should play a given role. Sometimes, film castings will cause major drama, with fans visibly upset that their dream actor wasn’t chosen. But LBH, you simply can’t please everyone when it comes to these kinds of things.
Sometimes, it seems as though most people are generally content with actors chosen to play these coveted roles. But did you ever realize that some of these actors originally hesitated to take on these massively popular parts? Believe it or not, a lot of your fave actors who you’ve come to recognize for their roles in YA flicks initially considered turning down the role. Curious to find out who we’re talking about? Check out the gallery below:
Before accepting her role as Tris Prior in Divergent, Shailene Woodley was a bit hesitant, for a number of valid reasons. "I was a little trepidatious saying yes to a franchise, simply because I'd just come off a television show (The Secret Life of the American Teenager) where I had a six-year contract," Shai said. "So the thought of signing another four-year contract was quite daunting."
And even though Shai now loves being part of the Divergent franchise, she definitely didn't envision herself participating in such ginormous roles. She said, "I liked doing smaller roles and I really just love acting because I like being on a movie set and that's it. So I definitely had my doubts." Fortunately, she added, "But having said yes, I wouldn't change it for the world.