There are some characters that stay with us long after the credits have rolled. Although writers and producers create these characters, it’s the actors that bring them to life. Over the course of history, there have been some roles that are so iconic that the actor really does become the character, so much so that they come to be known by the name of their character more than their actual one.
And then there are some actors who crazily turned down legendary roles that would have changed the course of their lives and careers. Of course, they didn’t know it at the time, but it’s too late to cry now!
Read on to find out who some of these actors are…
Dana Delany – Sex and the City/Desperate Housewives
If you haven’t watched it, you’ve at least heard about it. Dana Delany was show creator, Darren Star’s first choice to play Carrie Bradshaw. But she turned him down saying the show didn’t suit the direction she wanted to take her career in. What’s more, Delany then also turned down the role of Bree van de Kamp on “Desperate Housewives”.