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Monday, 17 July 2017 14:14

Tom Cruise Almost Had A Different Love Interest In Jerry Maguire

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There are a lot of stories out there about actors who almost got major parts in big movies. However, one actress recently opened up about a part she came very close to getting, and how tough it was for her when it didn't happen.

Apparently, Nashville and Friday Night Lights star Connie Britton read for the female lead in Jerry Maguire and while you might expect actors are used to not getting roles, the actress says this one hurt. According to Britton...

At the end of the day [I] didn't get the part and, you know, it was truly, truly devastating for quite a while.

The role, of course, ended up going to Renee Zellweger whose famous line "you had me at hello" would become only one of the endlessly quotable, and parodied, lines in movie history. While Zellweger wasn't completely unknown going into Jerry Maguire, the film certainly helped her career in many ways. Connie Britton, on the other hand, was at an earlier stage in her own career. Her role on TV's Spin City only began a few months before Jerry Maguire hit theaters so she would have been a mostly unknown going into the audition.

Read more at HollywoodReporter

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