It might be hard to believe that even the most famous faces in Hollywood were just ordinary people who used to do regular things in the past. Only because these people had one goal in their mind, and they were able to become someone famous all around the world. However, it’s true that when you turn into a well-known personality, that struggling period gets turned into real golden memories.
The faces we admire today have gone through the countless number of auditions to land just one role (the debut) in television or a film, and when that happened, their life took a big turn, and it never remained the same again.
We at WittyFeed have got our hands on their among first audition’s pictures which show us how amazingly have they transformed.
(a few old images can be blurry due to them being very old)
All her fans know Raven as Olivia Kendall on The Cosby Show, but how many of you’ve seen her audition tape in which she delivered the first ever dialogue? She is adorable since then, I must say
In 1994, a random stranger girl walked on the audition stage for the first time; it was the audition for the role Judy in the film Jumanji and set the stage on fire. Unfortunately, this random stranger girl lost her position to Kirsten Dunst, who was already a well-established and a Golden Globe-nominated child actor at that time.
Did you know that Hannah Montana’s real name was decided as Zoey? Disney loved Miley’s originality so much that they changed the character’s name to Miley!
Selena had given tonnes of auditions for Disney before she got her breakthrough role as Alex Russo in The Wizards of Waverly Place. The first episode aired on October 2007, when Selena was only 15 years old.
Do watch auditions at the end; we’re sure you’ll feel the same nostalgia.
A little Demi Lovato (not so small though) auditioned for American sitcom Sonny With a Chance, and she nailed it with her cute range of expressions.
Though Ariana got her big break on the stage in musical drama ‘Annie,’ the little lad had seriously messed it up that time. She may have messed it up, but when it came to singing, she was at her best.
Before Laura Dern, it was Gwyneth Paltrow who had auditioned for the role of Dr. Ellie Sattler in The Jurrasic Park. Paltrow didn’t had much experience at that time.
Right three years before she even debuted on a bigger screen with her film Satisfaction, Julia Roberts had auditioned for the teen drama ‘Seven Minutes in Heaven’ which released in the year 1985.
Although Rachel had already made her debut in the year 2002 with The Hot Chick, the audience didn’t even recognize her before The Notebook in 2004.
Now, this is something shocking, at least for me. I always believed that Brad just got the role, but that’s not true. The actor has gone through ‘N’ number of auditions in the 90s. His one of the most famous audition tapes to this date is for the role of Chicago firefighter, Brian McCaffrey in Backdraft.
In 2013, Criterion Collection released an exclusive tape of Matthew’s audition on the 20th anniversary of the film Dazed & Confused.