Almost Got the Part

Julia Roberts

Can you see Julia Roberts in this classic rom-com role?

The Oscar winner revealed in the Sept. 2014 issue of InStyle magazine that she was up for the female lead in 1993 classic Sleepless In Seattle. "I'd been offered Sleepless in Seattle but couldn't do it. [Meg Ryan] and Tom Hanks are just such a jewel of a fit in that," she revealed.

"I guess what they did for that moment in time is sort of what Richard [Gere] and I were doing across town (in Pretty Woman), you know? I always feel like there is room for everybody. I don't consider myself really all that ambitious. When I didn't get a part -- even when I was younger and needing to pay my rent -- I would think, 'Oh, someone else got it. She's going to be so good.' I never felt sour grapes."

Also in this gallery

You might also like