You’ll Never Guess Who Almost Played Austin Ames In A Cinderella Story

UPDATE: Remember A Cinderella Story? The one where Chad Michael Murray swept Hilary Duff off her feet after a life under the demands of her wicked stepmother? Well, apparently that could’ve been very, very different.

According to Teen Vogue, Rupert Grint was originally offered the role, bnut he went for the role in Harry Potter and The Prisoner Of Azkaban instead.

> Rupert Grint was previously offered the role of Austin Ames in 2004





We’re not sure about you, but we can’t help but think that’s a good thing. A 16-year-old Rupert Grint doesn’t quite compare to Chadders now, does it?


22/3/16: Imagining anyone other than Leonardo DiCaprio as Jack Dawson in Titanic hardly bares thinking about.






I mean, who could have carried off that steamy car scene with so much boyish charm? Who could’ve drawn Rose like ‘one of those French girls’ would cracking a smile? No one, that’s who!

But that didn’t stop Leo’s fellow actors auditioning for the part. And, as it turns out, one very famous funny man actually came pretty close to landing the part…

The man in question? Paul Rudd. And he wanted the part bad – really bad.


‘I really wanted to get the part because my dad was a Titanic historian,’ he said, explaining ‘He used to take people all over the world talking about the Titanic.’ And when it came to researching the part, Paul pulled out all stops.

‘I went in there talking about what steel they used and where it was built and they were like, “None of this matters!”’ he quipped. N’aww, poor Pauly.  We wonder if Rose would’ve made room for him on that floating door…

Don’t worry Jack, we’ll never let go!