We’ve become so accustomed to various actors in various roles in film and television that it’s almost impossible to imagine them switched with someone else.
Probably the best example is from The Golden Girls from the 1980s. Betty White was originally considered for the role as the sex-craved southern charmer Blanche Devereaux, while Rue McClanahan was in-line to become the dim-witted Rose Nylund.
At the last minute, the producers made a switch, and the rest is history.
Now just imagine Conleth Hill, the Irish actor who goes bald to bring us the well-connected eunuch Varys in HBO’s Game of Thrones as someone totally different. You know, like King Robert Baratheon.
That’s something that could have indeed happened, Hill recently told The Huffington Post. In fact, when Hill first met with producers, he thought he had the part. That was until he saw actor Mark Addy follow him out of his audition.