Random stupid fact about Kat: I know the lines from the first three Star Wars movies by heart.
Now, when I say first three, I mean movies 4, 5 and 6 -- A New Hope; The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.
I know of very few who grew up in the 70s and 80s that hadn't seen those flicks at least once. I mean, they're such a staple in our culture, it's difficult to imagine life without them.
So, here's a bit of trivia that rocked my world when I heard it.
Robert Englund -- the guy who played Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street -- talked Mark Hamill into auditioning for the role of Luke Skywalker. Englund, himself, had auditioned for the role and was turned down.
Not only that, but it's been said that actors Nick Nolte, Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Burt Reynolds were all considered for the role of Han Solo.
Can you imagine?
Thank goodness they discovered Harrison Ford or the Millenium Falcon may have been adorned with a black and gold bird on its hood, huh?
Other actors have turned down or been turned down for famous roles in other movies as well.
I don't know about you, but the very thought of replacing the actors who were cast in any of those roles just blows my mind.
Then I started thinking about my ultimate dream. One day, I'd love to see one of my stories make its way to the big screen.
But who, oh, who would play my leading roles?
Although, JK Rowling demanded that the principal cast of Harry Potter be British and pretty much got her way, I doubt authors have much say in it. But that's okay because I haven't found anyone yet that would suit those roles.
That being said, Isla Fisher (whose mother, coincidentally is a novelist) might make a decent Heather.
Other than that, I'm at a loss. Nevertheless, it's a fun thing to think about.
What about you? Have you ever lost yourself in a reverie about who would play your leading roles on the big screen?
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