3. MARK PELLEGRINO AUDITIONED FOR THE ROLE OF CASTIEL
Did you know the final two candidates in the race for the role of Castiel was Misha Collins and Mark Pellegrino. The role went to Misha who brought Castiel to life and became a main integral member of the cast. The character of Castiel was introduced in Season 4 premiere episode. He was the first angel to debut on the show. Even Misha Collins was kept in dark about the role of Castiel, Misha believed he was reading for the role of a demon. Since Mark already auditioned for Castiel and went through a rigorous casting process therefore he was cast for Lucifer without any additional auditioning process. There have been at least a dozen of portrayals of Lucifer in various medias such as TV Shows and movies. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Mark’s portrayal of Lucifer was simply menacing and is definitely included among the top five portrayals of all time.
2. GIL MCKINNEY AUDITIONED FOR THE ROLE OF SAM WINCHESTER
Gil McKinney once revealed that he had originally auditioned for the role of Sam Winchester, but he wasn’t selected for the role. Fast forward to Season 8, he debuts as Henry Winchester, father of John, and the grandfather of Sam & Dean. Even though Henry Winchester has appeared in only two episodes, but his character is memorable. and played a significant role in progressing the storyline. The entire Men of Letters story arc started with Henry. John Winchester was supposed to be a legacy, a part of Men of Letters. But when Henry travelled future in time and met his demise while fighting Abaddon, John never learned the truth and believed that his father bailed out on him.
1. JENSEN ACKLES AUDITIONED FOR THE ROLE OF SAM WINCHESTER
It’s nearly impossible to imagine someone other than Jensen Ackles playing the role of Dean Winchester. But did you know that Jensen Ackles originally read lines for the character of Sam Winchester. He knew that Dean is the character that he needed to play. After reading the script he was given, he felt Dean Winchester is the character he can connect more to. It would be interesting to imagine what would have imagined had Jensen not gone for the role of Dean and had settled with the character of Sam? Do you guys think Jensen could have played a great Sam? And what would have happened to Jared then?