Welcome back to Humor Nation. Acting is a tough gig, it requires real skills and inherent potential. But even if someone has all that, there’s the luck factor which could make or break an actor. When it comes to Supernatural, it feels like the actors hit a jackpot with their right casting. It feels pretty difficult to imagine someone else filling in the shoes of the Supernatural characters. But interestingly, numerous Supernatural actors originally auditioned for a different role, but ended up getting some other role.
So Take A Look At 5 Supernatural Actors Who Auditioned For A Different Role Than The One They Played
5. LAUREN COHAN AUDITIONED FOR RUBY
The character of Bela Talbot received mixed response from the fans. Some appreciated a female hunter getting the spotlight whereas others criticized her forced injection in the storylines and besting the Winchesters numerous times. Bela is a manipulative and controlling character who unlike the Winchesters indulges in the Supernatural hunting only for her selfish gains. With the failure of Jo Harvelle’s character as Dean’s love interest, the writer from the beginning decided to make Bela to be entirely different from other female characters. Lauren Cohan auditioned for the role of demon Ruby, but she ended up getting the role of Bela Talbot. Eric Kripke even modified the character of Bela to accommodate the British accent of Cohan. Kripke and the writers failed to present Bela in the way they envisioned which resulted in her character receiving plenty of backlash, and eventually she was written off.
4. KATIE CASSIDY AUDITIONED FOR THE ROLE OF BELA
There’s still an ongoing debate among the Supernatural fandom as to which actress did a better of portraying the demon. Many fans believe Katie Cassidy did a better job than Cortese in portraying Ruby. Ironically, Katie auditioned for the role of Bela Talbot, but ended up getting the role of Ruby. Both Lauren Cohan and Katie Cassidy trained in martial arts such as Kickboxing to better play their parts rather than relying on the stunt people. Cassidy departed from the show after Season 3. The exact reason is unknown, Kripke stated it was the budgetary limitations which prompted the actress’ departure whereas Katie said that the studio had no direction or storylines for her character plus she got an opportunity to star as a lead in an other show. This allowed the entry of Cortese who took the role of Ruby in an entirely different direction, playing a love interest, and bringing a drastic shift in the personality.