Linda Lovelace – Inferno & Lovelace
Okay, so it’s the same character on two completely different projects, but we can’t get over the irony of this one! Lohan was initially up for the role of porn-star-turned-born-again-Christian Linda Lovelace in her biopic Inferno, which kept being pushed back because of Lohan’s highly publicized legal woes. The project was delayed so many times, that another film of the same subject was written, filmed and released before Inferno could even see the light of day. The ironic part? Lohan’s Mean Girls co-star Amanda Seyfried nabbed the role of Lovelace in the competitor flick and received rave reviews for her performance! Sadly for Lohan, it appears that Cady Herron is no longer than Queen Bee…
Caleb Applewhite – Desperate Housewives
This one is just plain awkward! Season 2 of the ABC mega-hit Desperate Housewives presented the story of Caleb Applewhite, a fugitive who was being held captive in his family’s basement in order to protect him from going to jail. The character was originally played by Page Kennedy, who was fired from the show after only 8 episodes for lewd conduct on set! The full details of his termination have never been disclosed and will most likely remain Wisteria Lane’s greatest unsolved mystery.
The Hulk – The Incredible Hulk & The Avengers
In 2008, Edward Norton teamed up with Marvel to star in a reboot of The Incredible Hulk. The film was met with mild success and it was assumed that Norton would reprise his role in the much-anticipated team hero flick The Avengers in 2012. However, when it was announced that Mark Ruffalo would be taking Norton’s place, many fans questioned if there was beef between Marvel and the original star. The allegations have never been firmly addressed, but it is rumored that many involved with both films had been petitioning for Ruffalo from the very beginning. Marvel may not be a fan, but we still love you, Ed!