Joshua Jackson Was Supposed to Play Owen Hunt on Grey’s Anatomy!
Though redhead Kevin McKidd has embodied Owen Hunt on Grey’s Anatomy for five seasons now, he wasn’t the show’s first pick to play the trauma surgeon. It turns out that Dawson’s Creek star Joshua Jackson was supposed to play Owen originally.
A few years ago during press for his Fox show Fringe, which he ended up working on for five years, he told Blast magazine that scheduling made it impossible.
“You know, the day we were supposed to start filming was the day the writer’s strike began,” he revealed, noting that he regretted not having the opportunity to work alongside Sandra Oh.
Apparently, he was supposed to be Cristina Yang’s love interest until filming was put on hold due to the strike, and he eventually went to Fringe (and now The Affair), and Kevin replaced his character. However, he noted he would love to work with her in the future. It can still happen, folks!
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