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Not Johnny Depp, But Dwayne Johnson Was The First Choice to Play Willy Wonka in Tim Burton’s Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

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Hollywood star Dwayne Johnson has revealed that director Tim Burton once considered him to play Willy Wonka in his 2005 film “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory“. The 48-year-old professional wrestler-turned-actor made a post on Instagram as he praised the 1971 classic “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory“, starring Gene Wilder, as one of his “all time fav films”. “Some cool history – back in the early 2000’s, iconic director, Tim Burton had considered me to play Willy Wonka in his remake, ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’. The Girls I’ve Been: Millie Bobby Brown to Star As the Lead in Upcoming Netflix Series Based on Tess Sharpe’s Novel

“I remember thinking ‘HOLY S***, I’M IN. But that was many years ago when I was just starting out in Hollywood, with no foundation of global box office strength or any real acting experience to pull it off,” he wrote in the caption.

Johnson had his first acting role in “The Mummy Returns” (2001), and played his first lead role in its spin-off “The Scorpion King” (2002). As for Willy Wonka, Johnny Depp eventually went on to star as the famous candy man in Burton’s adaptation of the Roald Dahl children’s novel. The director and Depp had already worked together on films such as “Edward Scissorhands”, “Ed Wood”, and “Sleepy Hollow”. Noah Centineo to Star As Atom Smasher in Dwayne Johnson’s DC Movie Black Adam

“The fact that Tim even considered me (albeit I’m sure he considered for all of seven seconds) sure meant a helluva lot to me as I was just breaking into the business with no idea what the future had in store. “I’ll always raise a glass to the dreams that don’t come true, because sometimes they’re the best thing that never happened. #BigBrownBaldTattooedWonka,” the “Jumanji” star said.

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Star Wars, Hunger Games, The Big Bang Theory – Brie Larson Reveals 8 Major Projects She Auditioned For But Didn’t Get (Watch Video)

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Brie Larson may be a famous actor today known for her performances in films such as Room and Captain Marvel but the actress has been through her share of tough phases and lost out on some really amazing films. Considering the Academy Award-winning actress’ acting talents, it almost seems impossible that Larson may have faced rejections in Hollywood but much to our surprise, it is true. The actress recently started her own YouTube channel and has been posting sme amazing stuff. In her latest video, Brie spoke about failure and rejections as an actor. Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel To Fight Tom Holland’s Spider-man In Upcoming Sequel?

If you have watched certain films and wondered what they would be like had Brie Larson been cast in them, well you’ll be delighted to know, the actress did audition for quite a bit of them. In her latest video, Brie Larson revealed some of the biggest projects that she auditioned for but lost out getting cast in them due to whatever reasons. Not only films, but the actress also reveals a few famous TV series that she auditioned for. Here’s a list of projects that could have starred Brie Larson but unfortunately didn’t! Captain Marvel 2 Hires Nia DaCosta as Director, Ryan Fleck Congratulates.

1. Hunger Games

Hunger Games (Photo Credits: Movie Still)

Hunger Games (Photo Credits: Movie Still)

2. Terminator Genisys

Terminator Genisys

Terminator Genisys (Photo Credits: Twitter)

3. Star Wars

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker (Photo Credits: Twitter)

4. The Big Bang Theory

TBBT(Photo Credits: Instagram)

TBBT (Photo Credits: Instagram)

5. Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl (Photo Credits: Instagram)

6. Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland (Photo Credits: Twitter)

7. Spy Kid (As a child actor)

Spy Kids(Photo Credits: Twitter)

Spy Kids(Photo Credits: Twitter)

8. Hearts In Atlantis (As a child actor)

Hearts in Atlantis

Hearts in Atlantis (Photo Credits: Twitter)

Check Out Brie Larson’s YouTube Video Here:

We bet you’re surprised to find out how Brie Larson lost out on these amazing roles, knowing that she could have totally killed it. The last time we saw her on Jimmy Fallon’s show playing the lightsabre game was when we hoped to see her in the Star Wars series, wouldn’t she have truly rocked as a Jedi? Well, there’s always another time. It’s amazing how Larson has opened up about these big rejections and showed her fans acting isn’t really an easy job.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Aug 15, 2020 03:06 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).

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