Stars Who've Stepped In: The Actors Who've Taken On Roles Publicly Offered To Other Celebs

Margot Robbie was recently confirmed at the lead star of a forthcoming ‘Barbie’ movie, but if you feel like you have déjà vu then don’t worry – you have heard a similar announcement before. 

Back in 2016, bosses revealed that Amy Schumer would be taking on the part but a year later, the comedian was forced to pull out. 

The hunt was then on for another Barbie and upon landing the part, Margot joined the league of actors who’ve taken on a role publicly given to someone else. 

Here are eight stars who’ve done the same thing…  

Lady Gaga – ‘A Star Is Born’

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‘A Star Is Born’ was a long time in the making and way back in 2011, it was reported that Clint Eastwood would direct the remake, with Beyoncé taking on the lead female role.

But when the star fell pregnant with Blue Ivy, production was delayed and frustratingly, when Bey was ready to resume work on it, producers still hadn’t found a male lead.

In October 2012 she ditched the movie and it took nearly three years for Bradley Cooper – and subsequently, Lady Gaga – to hop on board.

How did Gaga do? Well, the Golden Globe win (for Best Original Song) and nomination (Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy) speak for themselves.

The singer and actress is also expected to garner Oscar nominations when they’re announced in late January.

Jamie Dornan – ‘50 Shades Of Grey’

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The hunt for Mr Grey (and an actor willing to commit to three films…) was never going to be an easy one and things could have been entirely different if Charlie Hunnam had stuck with the role.

The ‘King Arthur’ star was officially announced as the movie’s Christian in September 2013 but just over a month later he pulled out, citing scheduling conflicts (they’ll come a lot in the coming cases too, by the way).

Cue Jamie Dornan.

How did he do? Cinematic masterpieces these films are not, but it’s impossible to picture anyone else as the troubled Mr Grey.

And while there was talk it could affect his ability to be…

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