Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Blind Item #5

This actress is probably D list now. A few years ago she was just about A list. She was on a very hit network television show and had just been cast as the lead in a popcorn flick that went on to make hundreds of millions of dollars. She never got to shoot that movie though because she overdosed on the set of the show. The overdose part was kept quiet, but she was quietly asked to leave the show and the movie role went to someone else who has become an A list all movie actress.

50 comments:

kday said...

Mischa?

noseygal48 said...

Mischa Barton maybe

skimpymist said...

Mischa or taylor m but I'm leaning towards mischa. Now what's the movie.

Rox (used to be Roxxx) said...

Can Mischa sing? Don't know why, and am not even sure if it fits but Amanda Seyfried and Mama Mia come to mind.

Derek Harvey said...

Mischa is a go to guess. Enty always seems to know a heck of a lot about that chick. I always liked her and she seems to be looking happy---although her career could be better. But hey at least shes working. Didn't she overdose at Nicole Richies house/

Unknown said...

Twilight is the movie franchise. Kristen was not the original Bella.

CK76 said...

Twilight's not a popcorn flick---

beth said...

What young actress unexpectedly left a hit network show a few years ago?

By the time Mischa left, The OC wasn't really a huge hit anymore and I don't think she had been cast in any major popcorn flicks.

Other than Twilight/KS, are there any popcorn flicks where a young actress got their big break/became A list?

beth said...

Btw, given all the craziness we know about the Twilight set/the intense tween interest from day 1 of production, I think if there had been a Bella other than KS who actually showed up on set and then got fired, we'd know.

Ella Bee said...

It's not? Aren't all movies popcorn flicks?

msgirl said...

It doesn't have to be someone that young.

In investigating Twilight, I discovered that Courtney Love says Francis was offered the Bella role. Of course no one else has said that, and I really don't think it's Francis, but I thought this trivia was amusing.

Char said...

Probably Mischa Barton, but could also be Samaire Armstrong. She left Dirty Sexy Money to go into rehab. She might still be higher than D though since she works quite a bit now.

Karen said...

@beth, she never started shooting the movie; the overdose was on the set of the TV show.

Karen said...

@Char, was Dirty Sexy Money a very hit show? I thought that it didn't last long.

Elherbie said...

@Ella Bee - I agree. What the heck is a popcorn movie then??

beth said...

@ Karen -- So sorry! You're totally correct, I read it wrong. It could be someone who was supposed to play Bella then... although it still seems unlikely to me that the "first pick" for such a visible role wouldn't have gotten any press at all.

Derek Harvey said...

Ok so Mischa being replaced by Anne Hathaway for Devil Wears prada or being replaced for Rachel McAdams in Red Eye?

timebob said...

not all the clues fit exactly but Olivia Thirlby was replaced by Amber Heard in Pineapple Express

jennifer hansen said...

when was kstew ever on a tv show

beth said...

@ Derek -- Where did you hear that about Mischa/TDWP? That would be a good guess, if true... but google turns up nothing.

Darkmyst said...

Olivia Thirlby is ht leading lady in a movie that's in post production. I think that would make her at least C+ list. Plus she was pretty good in Dredd.

Derek Harvey said...

I just checked IMDB when Mischa left OC and The Devil Wears Prada began production a few months later and it was Anne Hathaways first big movie----just a guess though

Darkmyst said...

The Twilight movies have made billions, not hundreds of millions. I don't think KStew is the lucky benefactor here. Besides she had some recognition for good work in Adventure Land and Panic Room before Twilight came along.

SueRH said...

What is a popcorn movie?

AKM said...

I THINK a "popcorn movie" is some kind of blockbuster that's overly hyped with a fairly mindless plot. It's often an action film, and it may have a big summer or holiday release. Am I correct?

Mikey said...

Not to split hairs but The OC was not a hit "network" show. Enty has always referred to that show as being on an almost network.

Grey said...

What about Kellie Martin? She was rather shockingly killed off of ER out of the blue...went from a high profile NBC show back to doing tv movies.

.robert said...

AKM has the right definition.

Betty Boop said...

The O.C. was on FOX. That's a network. The CW is the only "almost network" I can think of. Kellie Martin chose to quit ER because it brought back too many memories of her sister being in the hospital. I think Mischa is the best guess, but I don't know of any movies she was cast in.

didi67 said...

Just found this list of the others who were up for belle by Stephanie Meyer

Ellen Page, Danielle Panabaker, Emily Browning, Alexis Bledel, Rachel McAdams, Anna Paquin

Jennifer H. said...

I think that's a very good guess, not only for the timing and other clues fitting, but because I can totally picture Mischa being seen as perfect for that part (before she became a public hot mess).

FrenchGirl said...

the one & only recast that i know is Claire Danes replacing Sophia Bush on Terminator 3 but it doesn't fit

Me said...

How about someone that was originally up for Transformers or Fantastic Four?

Kimberly said...

Maggie Grace ..Lost.
Elizabeth Mitchell ..Lost
Thandie Newton ..ER

Kimberly said...

Maggie Grace ..Lost.
Elizabeth Mitchell ..Lost
Thandie Newton ..ER

SueRH said...

Thanks, AKM!

Unknown said...

New A List all movie :

Emma Stone - Easy A

Unknown said...

Michelle Trachtenberg was supposed to get the role of Bella. It never happened for "some reason." She was friends with the first director and on Gossip Girl at the time I believe.

bullydog2 said...

a popcorn movie:

1. a summer action flick, not monumental, a good waste of time.

2. A popcorn movie is lightweight as opposed to serious. An example of a lightweight film is "Dude, Where's My Car" (2000). An example of serious films are "Citizen Kane" (1941) and "Regarding Henry" (1991).

NorthernGirl said...

I thought of Katherine Heigl. She was on Grey's.

NaughtyNurse said...

Elisha Cuthbert, who played Kim Bauer on 24. She wound up returning to the show for the last season.

SMB said...

Mischa

Scary Movie

SMB said...

Mischa

Scary Movie

mkrobb said...

I'm with Unknown on this one. As soon as someone mentioned Twilight I thought of Michelle Trachtenberg, who was on Gossip Girl and considered for the part of Bella.

prolixe said...

Michelle Trachtenberg, interesting guess, but the Mischa/Anne guess has some legs!

I still hate whiny Dawn.

Anna said...

I remember Pamela Anderson carted out of "Bay Watch" set by ambulance, so I'll guess Pam and maybe the movie as "Something About Mary" with Cameron Diaz.

Hegg said...

Michelle Rodriguez. /Lost

tealily said...

I don't think it's Twilight. To me it reads like a single hit movie, not a franchise. I like the Emma Stone/ Easy A guess. Or Emma Stone/ Zombieland. Was anyone else up for those roles?

tealily said...

Re: Zombieland, this is all I can find so far: "Both Evan Rachel Wood and Megan Fox turned down the role of Wichita, while Amber Tamblyn auditioned. " Don't think it's any of them. It does say that Emma Stone was originally cast as "406." Maybe she was bumped up after someone else got canned.

sash said...

Demi Lovato comes to mind.