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OMG, These Actors Almost Played Your Favorite TV and Movie Characters

Can you imagine them as these characters?
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Ever wondered what might have happened if your favorite characters on TV and in movies were played by different actors? We couldn't imagine that happening, too. We don't doubt these actors' talents, but it kind of feels weird for us to imagine them playing these characters that were given to another actor.

  1. Jennifer Lawrence for Twilight's Bella Swan

J. Law, who only 17 at that time and making noises for her remarkable performance in Winter's Bone, was almost cast as Bella Swan in the Twilight franchise. Of course the role went to Kristen Stewart, while Jen who felt a bit sad about not getting the role at that time went on to star in big films like The Hunger Games franchise, X-Men, and The Silver Linings Playbook. (via Cosmopolitan.co.uk)

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  1. Liam Aiken for Harry Potter's Harry Potter

It's really hard for us to imagine Daniel Radcliffe not playing the iconic role of The Boy Who Lived but before he was cast as the young wizard, the role was actually given to Liam who lost it a day later because producers wanted a Brit to play Harry. (via PopSugar.com)

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  1. Jamie Campbell Bower for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince's Tom Riddle

Speaking of Harry Potter, Jamie was also almost in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince as the young Tom Riddle a.k.a. Lord Voldemort. However, he didn't get it and Fear the Walking Dead actor Frank Dillane played it on the big screen instead. Everything worked out for Jamie in the end as he starred in Twilight and The Mortal Instruments and in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows later as the young Gellert Grindelwald. (via PopSugar.com)

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  1. Hailee Steinfeld for Hunger Games' Katniss Everdeen

Hailee was actually a fan favorite when casting announcements were made for Suzanne Collins' trilogy. She was in a close fight with Jennifer Lawrence after her performance in the movie True Grit got her rave reviews. Of course the role went to J. Law, while Hailee went on and starred in Ender's Game and Pitch Perfect 2. (via Collider.com)

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  1. Ashley Olsen for Gossip Girl's Blair Waldorf

We know it feels weird to imagine another actress playing the role of the Queen Bee on Gossip Girl but before the start of the series, casting director David Rapaport said that the network gave them Ashley for the role of Blair initially. (via VanityFair.com)

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  1. Rumer Willis for Gossip Girl's Serena Van Der Woodsen

Speaking of Gossip Girl, Rumer Willis was also considered initially for the role of Serena. However, David Rapaport said he couldn't think of anyone playing the character except for Blake. She went on to carry the role for six seasons with Leighton Meester who played the role of Blair in the end. (via VanityFair.com)

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  1. Alex Pettyfer for The Mortal Instruments' Jace

Alex was a strong contender and a fan favorite for the role of Jace, but he ended up turning the offer down so he could star in The Last Apprentice. The role went to Jamie Campbell Bower in the end. (via MTV.com)

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Can you imagine these characters played by another actor? Let's talk in the comments or via Twitter @candymagdotcom. We always love hearing from you. :)

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Paralleled with the perennial ache of your absence Yearned for and offered seventh heaven

Now the heart weeps for evanescence

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Coffee

It's been a year since my boyfriend and I broke up. I love him and he loves me too but things just didn't worked  the way it should be. Now I'm heading at the cafe where we started and ended. I have no choice but to go there after all it was made up of both happy and sad memories. But that's life , right? We can't be happy all the time. Challenges come and hearts can break. But it doesn't just end there.

"One signature coffee , please." I said as I ordered from the cashier.

"What size?" she asked.

"Small." I said.

Then she took my payment and I headed towards the seat near the window. A window seat.... for two. The cafe was surprisingly full tonight unlike the past few days.

Again, I have no choice but to sit on that window seat. It is where we sit often. It is our seat. Our place. There are a lot of couples at the cafe and wow I'm alone. There's a part of me which says you should be happy because he's not the only guy in this world. Another part of me says you're still hurt so don't pretend to be happy. The truth is , I am both happy and sad.  I'm happy because we're both free and we can focus more in our careers. But I'm sad because I'm not the other half of his heart anymore. I'm sad because I let him go even though I still love him. I'm sad because I can't see him. I'm sad because I can't share this relaxing coffee shop where we can chill with the aromatic smell of the coffee.

"Small signature coffee?" the waitress said as she serves my coffee.

"Yes. Thank you." I said.

"Since you're a regular customer here, we would like to give you this item for free." the waitress said. She handed me a purple journal with the name of the cafe on it and a pen.

"Oh thanks." I said .

"Enjoy your coffee!" she said.

I took advantage of using the freebies from the cafe. A window seat is also a bonus in inspiring me to write something. While sipping my coffee my brain and my heart began to function smoothly.

And so I wrote: My coffee has been cold lately, I can't feel anything after taking a sip and there's no heat to leave a pain on my lips. And it was a relief. But then, I remember one thing about sipping a cold coffee instead of a hot one: cold coffee doesn't leave you any marks when you sipped it, just like a blunt feeling. But a hot coffee will leave you a remarkable pain from the heat which reminds you that you are alive to feel....

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