It is not easy to get a foot in Tinseltown because it takes seconds to change roles. It is not easy to crack audition and if one does, then there is no way you will always get your desired role. There are several actors in the industry who were up for the role of hero in movies before they stepped out of their home, all dressed like one. But, there is something called luck and one does not know when it turns the career to a very different road. We bring you five actors who were auditioned and screen-tested for their respective parts in the movies. However, they didn’t get the role they initially wanted. Check out the actors who auditioned for the role of hero but were cast as the villain.
1. Tom Hiddleston from Thor(2011)
The English actor initially auditioned for Thor, but Chris Hemsworth beat all the all actors including his brother Liam Hemsworth and was hand the hammer. In a report by Geeky Tyrant, director Craig Kyle said:
“At first Tom came in for Thor. He trained. He came in. He was ripped. He did a tremendous job, but he wasn’t Thor.”
2. Sam Rockwell from Iron Man 2 (2010)
The American actor Sam Rockwell played one of the villains in Iron Man 2. He appeared as Justin Hammer in the film but was up for the role of Tony Stark. LA Ties reported the director Jon Favreau, saying,
“He was one of the actors I was looking at for Tony Stark. There were some things he would bring to the role that would have been great. Sam is very charismatic and when I was looking at the character there was a list and he had a spot on it, which might have surprised some people. Robert surprised some people, too, though, and now he is Tony Stark, he owns that role. Sam would have come up with interesting and different things.”