Carrie Bradshaw, Vivian, Buffy Summers
In this constantly changing world, it’s nice to have some solid truths. Sarah Jessica Parker will always be Carrie Bradshaw, Russell Crowe still comes to us in our dreams as Maximus in Gladiator, and Sarah Michelle Gellar, 1992 comedy film excluded, will always be Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
But our present realities weren’t always a given. Some actors that played iconic roles were only allowed to shine because some A-lister stepped aside first!
Click through for 19 celebs who rejected life-changing roles.