The director of Showgirls, Paul Verhoeven revealed that the role of Nomi Malone, made famous by Elizabeth Berkley, almost went to Charlize Theron.
This made us wonder about the other incredible near-misses in Hollywood casting history. What sort of world would we live in if Taylor Momsen had been Hannah Montana instead of Miley? Or Angelina Jolie played Cher instead of Alicia Silverstone?
Words: Radhika SethMore
Before her breakthrough playing Nomi Malone in Showgirls, Elizabeth Berkley was best known for her role on the 90s sitcom Saved by the Bell.
But the part almost went to Charlize Theron. Director Paul Verhoeven revealed that she lost the role for not being well known enough.