Actors Who Almost Got the Part

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Anne Hathaway

April 20, 2014

Though it's hard to picture anyone else but Jennifer Lawrence playing the role of mentally unstable Tiffany Maxwell in the critically acclaimed Silver Linings Playbook, it turns out Anne Hathaway was the first pick, but dropped out due to "creative differences" with director David O. Russell, film producer Harvey Weinstein revealed in an interview on Howard Stern's radio show Wednesday, January 15, 2014.  " ... I've always believed if we can't get somebody established, we'll find somebody new," he told Stern. "I'll give you an idea: Silver Linings Playbook was originally going to be with Anne Hathaway and Mark Wahlberg ... and then Anne wasn't doing it. ... David and Anne had some creative differences. They didn't see eye-to-eye." But of course, everything worked out for the best for the two ladies -- Lawrence won an Academy Award in 2013 for the role, while Hathaway won her own Oscar for her performance as Fantine in Les Miserables the same year. 

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