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How I Met Your Mother: Who Almost Played Robin Instead of Cobie Smulders?

Over the past nine seasons of How I Met Your Mother, we’ve been gifted with one of the best ensemble casts in sitcom history. We couldn’t imagine anyone else playing the main roles because each actor has brought his or her A-game to their character.

But recently the HIMYM bosses have revealed that someone else almost played the role of Robin Scherbatsky, which means we were close to a series without Cobie Smulders, and we’re not OK with that. We couldn’t imagine this show without Cobie’s smile, sex appeal, and Canadian heritage. Seriously, does this mean there wouldn’t have been a Robin Sparkles?

So which actress was Craig Thomas and Craig Bay’s first choice to play Robin? Take a guess and then click through to see if you’re right!

02.12.2014 / 12:00 AM EDT by Carson Blackwelder
Related: TV, Celebrity, Features, TV Stars, How I Met Your Mother

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