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10 Stars Who Were Almost Cast In Famous Roles

Can you imagine these famous roles with different actors?
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What if they got different actors for some of the movie world's most famous roles? Do you think the films would still make it big and the characters would still be as memorable? Here are a few actors who were almost cast as the characters you loved:

1. Liam Hemsworth as Peeta Mellark in The Hunger Games. Liam was actually interested in the role of The Boy With the Bread, but he was cast instead as Katniss's BFF.

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2. James Franco as Aaron Samuels in Mean Girls. Can you imagine James playing the high school heartthrob in the teen movie? According to Daniel Franzese a.k.a. Damian, it was revealed later that he was actually considered for the role of the guy who looked sexy with his hair pushed back.

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3. Robin Williams as Rubeus Hagrid in Harry Potter. When casting for the movie was announced, Robin wanted to play the role of the Hogwarts gamekeeper so much. However, author J.K. Rowling insisted on hiring British actors so this never happened.

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4. Liam Aiken as Harry Potter in Harry Potter. The star of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events was initially asked to do the movie but lost the part a day after—again because J.K. Rowling wanted Brit actors for the movie adaptation.

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5. Jennifer Lawrence as Bella Swan in Twilight. J.Law auditioned for the role, too, like Michelle Trachtenberg and Sara Paxton. But of course, they all didn't get it because Kristen Stewart starred in the films.

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6. Lindsay Lohan as Regina George in Mean Girls. It is no secret that LiLo was asked to play the Queen Bee but reportedly turned it down so the public won't "base her real personality on Regina's."

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7. Alex Pettyfer as Four/Tobias Eaton in Divergent. We couldn't imagine this at all. Alex was just one of the many cuties who were considered for the role which Theo James bagged.

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8. Zooey Deschanel as Mary in About Time. Love Actually director Richard Curtis, was prepared to film his new movie with Zooey. The twist? She decided to focus on her music career, so Richard recruited Rachel McAdams to replace her.

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9. Olivia Wilde as Amy Elliot Dunne in Gone Girl. Director David Fincher met and tested Olivia with Dancing With the Stars' Julianne Hough for the movie, but the role went to Rosamund Pike in the end.

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10. Hailee Steinfeld as Hazel Grace Lancaster in The Fault In Our Stars. Apparently, Hailee was a very close competition for Shailene Woodley who later bagged the role for the movie adaptation of John Green's best-selling novel.

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Know more actors who were almost cast for some of the world's most iconic roles? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @candymagdotcom. We always love hearing from you. :)

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Cold Food

The most thrilling and delightful moment of any school day is opening up your baon during breaks. There is always so much excitement in unveiling your homemade meal and snacks housed inside matching heat-insulating containers. Because preparing packed meals is an age-old tradition of showing parental love, loved ones pour effort into curating a nutritious meal accompanied by a selection of side dishes, desserts, and beverages daily; it reminds us that we are being taken care of, even from far away.

Baon plays a significant role in a Filipino childhood. Almost every Filipino child comes to school with baon made especially for them by their parents or household helpers. Even Filipinos in the labor force continue to bring baon for varying reasons: to save money, recycle leftovers, cater to personal taste, or attend to special needs. Nonetheless, eating your baon is a heart-warming experience that allows Filipinos to bring a piece of home along with them wherever they go.

Even other cultures practice making packed lunch. In Japan, mothers create bento--Japanese meals in partitioned boxes. Because of the popularity of bento, trends have emerged, such as the Kyaraben, or character-themed bento. Naturally, Japanese parents and students began competing for who had the cutest and tastiest bento, and this is similar to what I have witnessed in my own childhood. I remember seeing my classmates sharing their snacks and lunches. They would compare and boast about their parents' or yayas’ cooking. In my case, I never had the chance to join in the competition or indulge in homemade cooking. Up until this day, I have never brought any baon to school.

For a long time, I envied others. As trivial or petty as it may seem, not having baon became a problem for my grade school self. During that time, I had to sit in a separate cafeteria away from my friends because the kids who bought food were assigned to sit elsewhere. You could consider me spoiled, but I wanted to experience something most kids did. I had food at home, so what made it so hard to bring some with me to school?

Now that I am on my final year in high school I have come to realize the benefits of purchasing my own food. Since I spent on food everyday, I learned to budget my allowance at a young age. Over the years, I learned to practice self-control whenever I wanted to eat more greasy fries and drink sweetened beverages. I have tasted the strangest viands at the school cafeterias, and I have repeatedly satiated myself over my latest delicious discoveries. Despite the struggles, I am thankful that I have never had baon because of what I have learned. Not to mention, I never had to experience eating cold food.

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