Noah Schnapp, Sofia Carson & More Stars Who Almost Played Different Characters in Your Favorite TV Shows and Movies

Noah Schnapp, Sofia Carson & More Stars Who Almost Played Different Characters in Your Favorite TV Shows and Movies
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Imagine a world where Sofia Carson doesn’t play Evie in the “Descendants” trilogy…

It almost happened! And it’s not the only time. It turns out auditioning for the “wrong role” in Hollywood isn’t as uncommon as it may seem. To prove it, we’ve rounded up a list of stars whose original goal role may surprise you.

From Noah Schnapp‘s first choice “Stranger Things” character, to the “Riverdale” lead who *almost* played Archie Andrews and more: keep scrolling for the inside scoop!

1. Sofia Carson in “Descendants”
Sofia said in an interview that she actually auditioned for the queen of mean, Audrey (played by Sarah Jeffrey), before landing the role of Evie in the fan-favorite series!

2. Noah Schnapp in “Stranger Things”
Noah revealed on Twitter that he originally auditioned for Mike Wheeler (played by Finn Wolfhard).

3. Cole Sprouse in “Riverdale”
Cole was almost a red head?! The Disney Channel alum was originally vetted to play Archie instead of Jughead, he revealed in an interview.

4 & 5. Rowan Blanchard and Sabrina Carpenter in “Girl Meets World”
Riley and Maya were originally flipped! Rowan revealed they actually auditioned for the opposite roles, but swapped a few auditions in because it felt like a more natural fit with their IRL personalities.

6. Gavin Leatherwood in “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”
Even though he was eventually cast as Nicholas Scraatch in the series, Gavin told Pop Culturalist that his first audition for the seriously spooky Netflix series was actually for the part of Harvey Kinkle (played by Ross Lynch).

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7. Noah Centenio in “Sierra Burgess is a Loser
The movie’s director, Ian Samuels, said that Noah first came in to audition for Spence, but when prior plans for the role of Jamey fell through, Noah ended up landing the lead instead!

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