It seems Sarah Jessica Parker had some Carrie competition back in 1998!
Lisa Edelstein — who is most known for playing Dr. Lisa Cuddy on House M.D. — just revealed she was initially considered for the Carrie Bradshaw role on Sex and the City before the part later went to Sarah Jessica.
“It wasn’t a rumor. That actually happened," the 49-year-old actress told Access Hollywood of being offered the gig during a Tuesday, Feb. 2 interview.
Lisa in 2016 (left) and Sarah Jessica in 1998 (right). (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
“I was either going to do it or not,” she said. “It all depended on whether [Sarah Jessica] said yes. My contract was complete. I was waiting.”
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Though Lisa decided to refrain from watching Sex and the City after she lost the Carrie part to Sarah Jessica, she revealed she enjoys fans pointing out similarities between the show and her new sitcom, Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce. “I love the comparisons now,” she admitted. “It’s sort of a funny thing, [the way] life comes around that way.”
Click through the gallery below to see more stars who almost got the part!
In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, Christina confessed she was originally cast as Elle Woods in the 2001 comedy Legally Blonde but turned down the role because she felt it was too similar to her Married... With Children* character. The part then went to Reese Witherspoon!
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