Actors/actresses try out for roles and are passed on for other actors/actresses all the time. Jennifer Lawrence auditioned to play Serena van der Woodsen on Gossip Girl. Tiffani Amber Thiessen was told that she was “too young” to play Rachel Green on Friends.
Here are a bunch of big stars who auditioned for Saturday Night Live but didn’t get the job. Some are pretty surprising, starting off with Jennifer Aniston. Aniston auditioned for the show but ultimately didn’t make the cast. However, according to Adam Sandler, Aniston had actually been offered a spot on the show but turned it down for Friends.