2. NINA DOBREV – GOSSIP GIRL SPINOFF (Lily Van Der Woodsen)
Nina Dobrev’s most successful role is playing Elena Gilbert and her doppelganger Katherine Pierce on the Vampire Diaries. TVD launched her career to new heights. provided her the platform to show her acting skills. Since TVD, the actress has been part of numerous hit movies such as Return of Xander Cage, Love Hard, The Final Girl, and lot more. But did you know Nina almost starred in the Gossip Girl spin-off?
The spin-off was called ‘Valley Girls’ and it was supposed to follow the life of Lily, mom of Serena, but the spin-off never saw the light. Nina had read the lines for the character of Lily. The casting Director for the spin-off David Rapaport was quickly convinced with her performance and he even asked the CW Network to hire the actress. But the director felt that she wasn’t anything similar in looks to the actress Kelly Rutherford who played the older Lily. But nonetheless, such a talented actress should be closer to the Network because there’s always something in the works. Eventually, Brittany Snow bagged the role of Lily and appeared in the backdoor pilot of the spin-off ‘Valley Girls’.
1. CLAIRE HOLT – REJECTED 142 TIMES
Claire Holt is well known for her work in shows such as H20: Just Add Water, Pretty Little Liars, Aquarius, and of course the TVD Universe. The actress has also appeared in films such as Messengers 2, Untitled Horror Movie, 47 Meters Down, and lot more. But did you know making a career in the acting industry wasn’t easy for this actress. Claire revealed that she had to audition 142 times before she bagged her first role in the Hollywood. Imagine the rejection, one door after the next being shut down, and she kept trying. The Australian actress didn’t give up her dream and kept trying. Her persistence eventually got her the well earned success she deserved. She wanted to quit, but she had faith and belief in her abilities so kept going. Claire Holt was also linked with the Supergirl show. Numerous actresses auditioned for the part, it was reported that Claire was also one of them. Some reports say that she was not expected to bag the role because the actress was a part of numerous projects at the time.